The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is a government body which processes criminal record checks that prevent unsuitable people from working with children and other vulnerable groups.
There are three types of checks –
Standard check shows spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings.
Enhanced check shows the same as standard and any information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role.
Enhanced check with barred lists shows the same as enhanced check plus whether applicant is on the list of people on the list barred from doing the role.
These usually take around 8 weeks.
Cost of a DBS check –