Disclosure + barring service checks (DBS check process. (Step 1 (Employer…
Disclosure + barring service checks
An employer can request a DBS check for role which may involve working in a health, child and social care environment.
for instance, DBS applicants must be aged 16 or over, can take up to 8 weeks to complete.
DBS check process.
Employer gets application from DBS or from organisation which is registered to access DBS checks.
Employer gives application form to applicant to fill in + return with documents that prove their identity.
Employer gives completed form to DBS or the registered organisation.
DBS sends certificate to applicant, employer has to ask applicant to see this.
Employer can check status of DBS certificate online.
DBS checks do not have an expiry date. Can be updated + checked when required by employers.
Three types of DBS checks
Checks for spent + unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings.
Same as standard check + additional information held by local police which is considered relevant to role being applied for.
Enhanced with list checks
Same as enhanced check + check of DBS barred lists.