An enhanced DBS check is similar to a standard DBS check, but it contains more information that may be necessary for certain roles. In addition to convictions, cautions and reprimands, an enhanced DBS check will also show information held by local police forces. A standard DBS check is suitable for certain roles, such as security guard. The certificate will include details of convictions, cautions and warnings issued and not yet spent that are stored on the national police computer and are not subject to filtering.
The certificate will contain the same details as a standard certificate and, if the role is eligible, the employer can request that one or both of the DBS barred lists be checked. The purpose of DBS checks is to promote safety, security and trust within organisations and communities. It is important to understand the differences between basic, standard and enhanced DBS checks in order to make sure you are getting the right level of disclosure for your role. A basic DBS check is suitable for roles that do not involve working with vulnerable adults or children.
It will include details of any unspent convictions or cautions held on the Police National Computer (PNC). A standard DBS check is suitable for roles that involve working with vulnerable adults or children. It will include details of any unspent convictions or cautions held on the PNC as well as any relevant information held by local police forces. An enhanced DBS check is also suitable for a small number of roles, such as applications for taxi licences or people who work for the Gambling Commission.
It will include all of the information included in a standard check as well as any relevant information held by local police forces. It is recommended to check with the DBS or the organisation facilitating the check for the most up-to-date information on processing times. The cost of a DBS check can vary depending on the level of DBS check being completed and the organisation requesting it. With Access Screening, you would expect to pay £18 per check, which is the same as for a basic DBS check.
The Update Service is an online subscription service for standard DBS checks, enhanced checks and enhanced checks with barred lists that allows applicants to keep their DBS certificates up-to-date and allows employers to view the applicant's certificate. The DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is an official criminal background check that reveals a person's criminal convictions, which is carried out once a request is received from a person or an employer. This occurs when someone requests an enhanced DBS check to work with children or adults in certain circumstances, such as those receiving medical or personal care, and the check reveals relevant information that results in the person being considered for inclusion on one or both of the barred lists. At the end of the process, a certificate is issued that includes the information relevant to the DBS check.
The employer or organisation must have a legal basis for requesting the check and must also ensure that the role meets the eligibility criteria for the level of DBS check they require.