Criminal background checks are an essential part of the hiring process, and a DBS check is one of the most comprehensive. But what exactly does a DBS check reveal? This article will provide an in-depth look at what shows up on a DBS check, as well as the differences between standard and improved DBS checks. A standard DBS check will display details of all exhausted and unused convictions, warnings, admonitions and final warnings listed in central police records (apart from protected convictions and warnings), as well as additional information contained in local police records that is reasonably considered relevant. This type of check is suitable for certain roles, such as security guard. So what appears on a DBS check? And do DBS checks show cautions? If you are applying for a role such as an intern teacher, you will likely need an enhanced DBS check.
Employers may want to adjust their hiring procedures to reflect changes in the filtering rules of standard and enhanced DBS checks. If you received your cautions when you were under 18, they would automatically be immediately removed from all levels of DBS check. You'll likely need to undergo an enhanced DBS check if you want to coach your child's soccer team. An enhanced DBS check is also suitable for a small number of roles, such as applications for taxi licenses or people working in the Gambling Commission. The enhanced DBS check will reveal convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands and any other relevant notes or information held by local police forces, whether issued or not used. Standard DBS checks show details of convictions and cautions (excluding cautions, reprimands and warnings from minors) archived in the national police computer and that are not subject to filtering (more on this topic later).
If you were found guilty of grievous bodily harm (sometimes referred to as Section 18) or actual bodily harm (Section 20), you can never remove it from your enhanced DBS certificate, as both crimes appear on the DBS list of crimes that can never be filtered. Enhanced DBS checks are suitable for people who work with children or adults in certain circumstances, such as those receiving medical or personal care. 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. 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. If applicants are asked to disclose details of their criminal history at the application stage, performing a DBS check allows the employer to verify that the information released at the application stage is correct. In conclusion, it's important to understand what shows up on a DBS check before applying for certain roles. Standard DBS checks show details of exhausted and unused convictions, warnings, admonitions and final warnings listed in central police records.
Enhanced DBS checks reveal convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands and any other relevant notes or information held by local police forces. It's also important to note that some crimes can never be filtered from an enhanced DBS certificate.