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DBS Flowchart for Lift Sharing

Posted: 01/04/20

Does the driver need a DBS before offering an informal lift?

DBS Flowchart for Lift Sharing

Lifts are non-commercial, so do not involve money changing hands, apart from perhaps a small voluntary contribution towards petrol costs.

They are informal, so neither the driver nor the passenger is obliged to participate and so they do not involve staff or formal volunteers who are on duty. Trips to get health and social care are excluded from this diagram, as are residents who are car owner drivers. Staff can support this free will exchange between citizens. The Police Act 1997 prohibits non-essential DBS checks. 

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