About Criminal Record Disclosures

Previously known as a “CRB” these checks are now “DBS” after the merged Disclosure and Barring Service.

There are a number of types of disclosure: Basic, Standard, Enhanced, Volunteer / Charity and Adult First DBS

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Whatever the sector, we’re passionate about safeguarding the public.
We can provide a tailored DBS service to protect your organisation and individuals.
We also specialise in the following sectors;
  • Security & protection services
  • Education and childcare
  • Care, medical and clinical
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Public sector and councils
  • Taxi Licensing
  • Sport and leisure
  • Financial services
  • Voluntary sector

Criminal Record Check Types

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What Does a Basic Disclosure Show?

All applications for a Basic Disclosure check are processed through the Police National Computer (PNC) and the Scottish Criminal History System (CHS) it searches for any details of convictions considered “unspent” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

What is a Standard DBS check

A standard DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is an in-depth background check used by employers on behalf of applicants to verify if a candidate is suitable to hire for work in a specific industry.

What Do Standard Criminal Record Checks Show?

This check will show details of all cautions, warnings, reprimands, as well as all spent and unspent convictions held on an individual’s criminal record.

An Enhanced check searches the applicant’s criminal history for convictions, cautions, warnings and reprimands with an option to check the applicant isn’t on any barred lists. It can be obtained for positions working with children or vulnerable groups.

What does an Enhanced Disclosure DBS check show?

This level of check shows full details of a criminal record, including Cautions, Warnings, Reprimands, spent and unspent convictions. It can also search the children and vulnerable adults ‘barred list’ to see if the applicant is prohibited from working with these groups.

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DBS checks for volunteers can be conducted at both a standard and enhanced level depending on the type of role the applicant has.

In order to be eligible for volunteer checks, applicants must be working in a regulated activity with children or adults.

Only an organisation or charity that a person is voluntarily working for can apply for a check.

The Adult First DBS Check is exclusive to the care sector and allows employers to check applicants against the DBS Adults Barred List.

The Check can only be obtained along with DBS Enhanced Check. Dependent on the result of the Adult First DBS check, this service allows an applicant to start work under supervision whilst waiting for their full Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Basic DBS

What Does a Basic Disclosure Show?

All applications for a Basic Disclosure check are processed through the Police National Computer (PNC) and the Scottish Criminal History System (CHS) it searches for any details of convictions considered “unspent” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Standard DBS

What is a Standard DBS check

A standard DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is an in-depth background check used by employers on behalf of applicants to verify if a candidate is suitable to hire for work in a specific industry.

What Do Standard Criminal Record Checks Show?

This check will show details of all cautions, warnings, reprimands, as well as all spent and unspent convictions held on an individual’s criminal record.

Enhanced DBS Check

An Enhanced check searches the applicant’s criminal history for convictions, cautions, warnings and reprimands with an option to check the applicant isn’t on any barred lists. It can be obtained for positions working with children or vulnerable groups.

What does an Enhanced Disclosure DBS check show?

This level of check shows full details of a criminal record, including Cautions, Warnings, Reprimands, spent and unspent convictions. It can also search the children and vulnerable adults ‘barred list’ to see if the applicant is prohibited from working with these groups.

Volunteer / Charity DBS

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DBS checks for volunteers can be conducted at both a standard and enhanced level depending on the type of role the applicant has.

In order to be eligible for volunteer checks, applicants must be working in a regulated activity with children or adults.

Only an organisation or charity that a person is voluntarily working for can apply for a check.

Adult First DBS

The Adult First DBS Check is exclusive to the care sector and allows employers to check applicants against the DBS Adults Barred List.

The Check can only be obtained along with DBS Enhanced Check. Dependent on the result of the Adult First DBS check, this service allows an applicant to start work under supervision whilst waiting for their full Enhanced DBS Certificate.

If you would like further information on how to apply for DBS checks for your organisation, contact EMPS today on 01325 480 071