These three documents are applicable for all Licensed Lay Readers / Lay Ministers as well as Clergy.
Clergy Confidential Declaration Form this must be completed and signed with either a physical/wet ink or image of your signature.
Privacy Notice (PDF). Please read and retain a copy of this document for your reference.
ID Verification and Justification Form. For those already within the Diocese of Derby, the official signatory will need to see three forms of ID. (parish safeguarding officer, churchwardens, a member of clergy, area dean or deanery administrator can be official signatory),
- one should bear a recent photograph,
- one must confirm your date of birth, and
- one must confirm your current address
For those yet to move to the diocese please have this countersigned by a senior member of clergy from your current diocese. Notes and an example ID form can be downloaded with a list of acceptable ID documents.
Once completed email both forms together to firstname.lastname@example.org or post the original documents to DBS Administrator, Derby Church House, 1 Full Street, Derby, DE1 3DR.
(Do not include identity documents or copies to us)
On receipt of your completed forms,
- You will be emailed a unique user ID number and a link to create your online application using that user ID number.
- Use the link and user ID to access the application form and complete the step-by-step application instructions. (We are often asked why the paper/electronic forms are needed - we use these to verify the online application you make.)
- On completion of the DBS process your certificate will be posted directly to you, this may take several months and is out of our control. Keep your certificate in a safe place as it is a legal document, you may be asked for it to show you are entitled to work with children or vulnerable adults.
- The DST will receive a notification of your DBS certificate and will inform the Bishop's Office and / or Warden of Readers Office and as appropriate the parish safeguarding officer of your parish and the appropriate departments within the diocese.
If there are any concerns shown on your certificate, a member of the DST will contact you to discuss what should happen next.