Regulated activity

This page should be read in conjunction with the government website on DBS elgibility.

Regulated activity, as defined in the Protections of Freedoms Act, 2012, covers the following activity:

Working with children (those under 18)

The following are the types of activity which can be classed as regulated activity relating to childen:

Frequently or intensively means carried out by the same person frequently (once a week or more often), or on 4 or more days in a 30 day period (or, in some cases, a single occasion overnight between 2am and 6am, where there is opportunity for face-to-face contact).

The exceptions to the test of frequency or intensity, and therefore regulated activity even if only carried out once, are:

Working with adults (ie those over 18)

The focus is on particular activities undertaken that lead to the adult being considered vulnerable at that particular time regardless of how often or where they are undertaken. An individual only needs to engage in the activities listed below once to be carrying out regulated activity relating to adults.

The following are the types of activity which can be classed as regulated activity relating to adults:

Observers in a healthcare setting, such as students and researchers, do not need to get checked as long as they do not partake in activity.