Standard DBS Check
What is a Standard DBS Check?
A standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is an in-depth background check primarily used for employment vetting by employers on behalf of applicants to verify if a candidate is suitable to hire for work in a specific industry.
What convictions does Standard DBS certificate will show?
It will show details of all cautions, warnings, reprimands, as well as all spent and unspent convictions held on an individual’s criminal record.
How do I qualify for a Standard Criminal Record check?
You may only be able to apply for a Standard Criminal Record check through your employer if you work in certain industries such as;
- Health and Social Care
- Financial Services - where this relates to the Senior Management Certificate Regime (SMCR)
- Accountancy - upon entrance to the profession
- Dental Practices
- Contractors on regulated sites (e.g.) schools
You can see the full guide to Standard DBS Check eligibility here.
How can I Apply for a Standard Criminal Record Check?
This level of DBS (CRB) check is only available to organisations to access on behalf of their employees; an individual cannot apply for a check on themselves. Once the application has been processed, the certificate will be sent directly to the applicant. Prior to starting their job they will be required to show this to their new employer.