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DBS checks (FOI)

DBS checks (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 June 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please could you tell me whether states of Jersey senior civil servants, ministers, states members, senior health roles and any other senior or middle management role under the employment of 'government of Jersey' are subject to DBS checks and subsequent risk assessments of any record that comes back. 

I have asked ministers this very important question about safe recruitment, that every other person working in jersey seems to be subject to, and only one person has answered me. It is a simple question.

Are states members and senior roles in health and education subject to the same safe recruitment policies as the rest of us?


The information requested is available in a previous Freedom of Information response and therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies:

DBS checks for Ministers FOI (

DBS checks on States of Jersey employees FOI (

The safer recruitment policies apply to those working in a regulated role including education and health.

The Government of Jersey is unable to provide information relating to individuals as this constitutes personal information. Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.  

Articles applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means 

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

Article 25 - Personal information 

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

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