Criminal Record Disclosure Checks
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We are registered with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) as an Umbrella Body; this means that we process DBS checks for those companies who are not eligible to conduct the checks themselves.
There are 3 types of check you can carry out as an organisation:
Available for individuals who can choose to show it to employers (or anyone else). A Basic Disclosure report shows all convictions held at national level which are not ‘spent’ under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. This is the most common check.
A standard check is used for certain types of role, such as Civil Enforcement Officer or Court Officer, it shows both spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings. Whereas the Basic Disclosure only shows unspent convictions, the Standard DBS check also shows spent convictions along with any cautions, reprimands and final warnings.
This type of check is usually required in situations where the applicant is applying for a position involving regular care, training, supervision or being in sole charge of young people and/or vulnerable adults. It can also be required for certain statutory licensing purposes (SIA). This report contains similar information to the Standard Disclosure report and will also include local police records, such as relevant non-conviction information.
If the role will also include Regulated Activity, then it may be appropriate to also include an application for a search of the barred lists to see if the applicant is barred form undertaking a certain role.
For further guidance on which type of check is right for you, please call us.