- Dec 2021
Different types of DBS checks.
DBS offers three different types of criminal record checks to ensure the correct level of information is accessed depending on the job role. Roles that require you to work with children and/or vulnerable adults will need a higher level of check.
Basic Disclosure Checks
This level of check is available for all individuals, regardless of their job role. This level of DBS check will look through an individual’s criminal history, showing any unspent convictions that the applicant may have.
Standard DBS Checks
This level of check is only available to organisations or companies who are completing a DBS check on somebody's behalf in order to make a suitability decision. This will check an applicant’s criminal history for cautions, warnings, reprimands, and convictions.
Enhanced DBS Checks
This is similar to a Standard DBS Check, and this type of check must be completed by an organisation or company on an individual's behalf, and will also check an applicant’s criminal history for cautions, warnings, reprimands, and convictions. An Enhanced DBS Checks can also include a check of the DBS's Children's and/or Adult barred list. Local police forces are also able to add any relevant information they hold on the applicant.