The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer hiring decisions every year by processing and issuing DBS checks for England, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. If the verification of the barred list reveals that a person's details are on one or both of the DBS barred lists, they will not be allowed to assume or continue to hold the position in question. There are four types of DBS checks, and each of them results in the issuance of a DBS certificate to a person. The update service is an online subscription, for standard DBS checks, enhanced and enhanced with barred lists, that allows applicants to keep their DBS certificates up to date and allows employers to view the applicant's certificate.
An improved certificate with barred lists will contain the same information as an improved DBS certificate, but it will also include a verification of one or both of the prohibited lists. Eligibility for standard DBS checks, improved and improved with barred lists, is prescribed in legislation. Recruiters should only request that a person's DBS be checked when they are legally allowed to do so; they must have the right by law to ask a person to disclose all of their criminal history. An improved DBS check is suitable for people who work with children or adults under certain circumstances, such as those receiving medical or personal care. An improved DBS check is also suitable for a small number of functions, such as applications for taxi licenses or people who work for the Gambling Commission. The letter you receive from DBS will tell you the deadline for submitting your statements to DBS.
However, it's important to note that, even if a position doesn't now fall under the revised definition of regulated activity, it may still be entitled to a reinforced check (now known as an “improved DBS check”). We can also request that various other data be deleted, such as details of arrests and acquittals that did not result in a conviction, but which may still appear on the DBS control certificate. In some circumstances, the disclosure of information related to third parties in connection with improved DBS checks is allowed. Care Check is one of the main coordinating bodies of the Disclosure and Barring Service and has been named one of the eight leading providers of criminal background checks in the United Kingdom. If your data is on a list of barred people, it means that they are completely prohibited from working with one or both of these vulnerable groups. It's essential for employers to understand what the DBS barred list is and how it affects employment.
The DBS barred list is a list of individuals who are prohibited from working with vulnerable groups such as children or adults receiving medical or personal care. If an individual's details are found on one or both of these lists, they will not be allowed to assume or continue to hold any position related to these vulnerable groups. It's important for employers to understand their legal obligations when requesting a DBS check. They must only request a person's DBS when they are legally allowed to do so and must have the right by law to ask a person to disclose all their criminal history. Employers should also be aware that even if a position doesn't fall under the revised definition of regulated activity, it may still be entitled to an improved DBS check.