What is an Enhanced DBS Check with barred list?

An enhanced DBS check with barred list is the highest level of criminal record checks in the UK. It shows details from the individual’s criminal record such as cautions, reprimands, warnings, spent and unspent convictions. It is meant to check if the individual is on the Disclosure and Barring Service’s children and adults barred lists i.e., a list of people that are barred from working with children or vulnerable adults.

Who is it for?

An enhanced DBS check with barred list is reserved for roles that include regulated activities. It is suitable for people working in the following sectors:

  • Healthcare 
  • Personal care 
  • Nannying or childminding 
  • Teaching 
  • Social work 
  • Conveying adults because of their age, health issues or disability 
  • Conducting an adult’s personal affairs under formal appointment 

What does it include?

An enhanced disclosure with barred list includes the following:

  • Spent and unspent convictions 
  • Cautions  
  • Warnings 
  • Reprimands 
  • Additional relevant police notes or information 
  • Information from the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list 

Enhanced DBS Check with Barred List

Please enter details of the individual to be screened along with your payment details.

How much does it cost?

The fee for an enhanced DBS check is £50 (with or without a barred list check). However, DBS checks for volunteers are free of cost (excluding the handling fee).

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*Eligibility criteria: Employers should only request a DBS check on a candidate when they are legally allowed to do so i.e., they must be entitled by law to ask them to reveal their entire criminal history.