DBS checks are rubbish and don't keep people safe. Let's design a better way.
DBS checks take time to process, are bureaucratic, and put people off doing things like Casserole. More to the point, they don't keep people safe as they only identify people who have been caught before, meaning the cleverer criminals have clean records (Jimmy Savile wouldn't have been caught for over 20 years through a DBS check).
I'd love us to explore alternatives - can we do something around people's networks/reputation? Can we have a system of users vouching for each other? Can we introduce checks/balances in some way? Can we use data on people to profile the risk of them being offenders (or is that creepy?)
The aim has to be to come up with a more reliable way of keeping people safe than DBS checks.