DBS

DBS Services is a Registered Body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously called the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB),

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

There are three types of DBS checks. Standard, Enhanced and Enhanced with list checks.

Standard DBS Check

This check covers spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings. This check is not sufficient for people wishing to work in childcare.

Enhanced DBS Check

This check covers all of the checks in the standard DBS check and any additional information held locally by police forces that's reasonably considered relevant to the post applied for.

Enhanced DBS with Lists Check

This check covers all the checks of an enhanced check but also includes a check to ensure the individual is not listed on the two DBS "barred lists". The barred lists record individuals who are not suitable for working with children and adults. The enhanced DBS check was previously known as an enhanced CRB check.

Certain jobs that involve caring for, supervising or being in sole charge of children or adults require an enhanced DBS check. It is against the law for employers to employ someone or allow them to volunteer in this kind of work if they're on one of the barred lists. Nannies and childcarers are able to obtain a DBS check through a Nanny Agency. Prospective employers can directly verify the status of their DBS check with the DBS.