Sarah Blaszczok is an artist based in Manchester. She has worked as a creative practitioner, and within gallery Learning teams, developing workshops and activities for a variety of audiences for several years. www.sarahblaszczok.com
As an artist or freelancer working (on a paid or voluntary basis) in certain environments – such as running workshops in schools or with vulnerable adults – requires you to undertake a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Educator Sarah Blaszczok explains why a DBS check is needed, how to get one, and the costs involved.