What is a DBS check?

July 27, 2022 6:59 am


A Disclosure and Barring Service check, known more commonly as the DBS, is a requirement for working in many industries. For example, if you are planning to become a teacher, barrister or solicitor, then you will have to undergo a check to be able to carry on working in the role. Anyone who wants to be a foster carer, a childminder, work in a school, or with vulnerable adults will need to have one. Just like any industry, the need to have a policy of  KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER is paramount, and https://www.w2globaldata.com/regulatory-compliance-solutions-and-software/know-your-customer/ can provide this for you.

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What questions are involved in the process of the DBS check? There is surprisingly very little that is asked in the check itself. You will not have to sit down and answer a raft of questions about your personality. All of the reviews are done behind the scenes and without you having to face anyone.

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Your past will be looked into to see if you have any current spent or unspent convictions, cautions and reprimands and final warnings (although these are no longer in existence). The central police records will be examined to see if there is anything to be concerned about.

If there is a case for an enhanced check, then the only addition is that the local police records for where you are will also be checked. Further statements involve looking to see if there is any mention of your name on previous DBS records.