Types of DBS Check & Eligibility Criteria
Types of DBS Checks
• Basic Check: This shows unspent convictions and conditional cautions.
• Standard Check: This shows spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings.
• Enhanced Check: This shows the same as a Standard Check plus any information held by local police that is considered relevant to the role applied for.
• Enhanced Check with Barred Lists: This shows the same as an Enhanced Check plus whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from doing this role.
• Volunteer Check: To qualify a volunteer check the applicant must not
→ benefit financially from the position for which the application is being submitted
→ receive any payment (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses
→ be on a work placement
→ be a paid foster carer on a member of a foster care household
• Self Employed: An individual can only request a Basic Check. If you are self-employed but contracted to an organisation, the organisation can apply for the check relevant to the role. Childminders should contact Ofsted, more information here
Who is Eligible to Apply For a DBS Check
When a person is applying for certain types of jobs an employer can request they apply for a DBS check. These are generally jobs that involve working with children or vulnerable adults.
Read the DBS Eligibility Guidance here
Additional DBS eligibility and workforce information guidance leaflets can be found here
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