I am sometimes asked about my DBS (and sometimes CRB) status. I can not provide you with one, for good reason. This page describes the situation.

The CRB no longer exists and entertainers are not included in the DBS system that replaced it. This is because entertainers are not left alone with children and shows for children must be supervised.

I do perform occasionally for companies who do their own DBS check for me as an employee of theirs but those certificates are only valid for them and can not be used elsewhere.

So, unfortunately, I cannot provide you with a DBS certificate. It isn’t within the law for me to obtain one and also not within the law for me to be refused a job for my not having one, as I legally don’t need one and can’t get one. I hope that makes sense.

I am a member of Equity and you can read their information about this here: