Telephone number issues

We are currently having issues with our telephone number. Please email foster@devon.gov.uk with your full contact details and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you.

What kind of checks will you carry out on me and my home?

Posted on: 16 July 2013

We carry out a number of checks as part of the application process. These include:

  • A Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), on all members of your household over the age of 16
  • Checks with your local authority or health trust social work service
  • Checks with the education department
  • Checks with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) which lists those prevented from working with children
  • A standard safety check on your home
  • We also request references from previous employers as well as personal references from two people who have known you for at least five years