What are DBS Checks?
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) provides
DBS Checks to enable employers to check
prospective employees’ criminal history.
DBS Checks are designed to help employers make
safe recruitment decisions and prevent people
from doing work they’re unsuitable for.
What are the different levels of DBS Check?
There are three levels of check: Basic, Standard and Enhanced. The three levels have different eligibility requirements and reveal different information about the applicant.
- Basic: A Basic DBS Check or Basic Disclosure will show any unspent convictions or conditional cautions the applicant has.
- Standard: A Standard Check will show any spent or unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings the applicant has.
- Enhanced: An Enhanced Check will show any spent or unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings the applicant has, as well as any other relevant information held by the applicant’s local police force.