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Enhanced Disclosure Check

When it comes to getting a DBS check, it’s important to make sure that the check you’re getting is suitable for the job in question. What many people don’t know is that there are actually three different types of DBS check. These go by the names of the Basic DBS Check, Standard DBS Check and Enhanced DBS Check. The type that you get will entirely depend on the work you are doing.

What Is An Enhanced Disclosure Check?

An enhanced disclosure check is the most thorough DBS check that you can get. It consists of the same information given to you on a standard DBS check, as well as two other bits of data.

When carrying out an enhanced DBS check, you will be able to see:

  • Spent convictions
  • Spent cautions, warnings and official police reprimands
  • Information held by the local police service
  • A search of DBS barred lists

The main differences between enhanced DBS checks and other DBS checks is that they allow you to gain access to police information and barred lists. These two bits of information are vital to know for particular jobs.

What Jobs Require Enhanced DBS Checks?

DBS checks help employers to understand whether a candidate is suitable for a job. While most standard DBS checks will allow you to make an informed decision, the government has made it clear that certain industries require employees to have enhanced DBS checks.

Enhanced DBS checks are usually required for jobs that involve working with vulnerable people or young children. This includes schools, care homes, hospitals and social work. While it’s not illegal to hire someone with a criminal record in these industries, obtaining an enhanced DBS check will help to make it clear as to what lies in the candidates history. Some criminal records are more forgiving than others 

How To Apply For An Enhanced DBS Check

It’s incredibly easy to apply for an enhanced DBS check online.

Enhanced DBS checks must be requested by employers – not individuals. Luckily, this is simple to do, and all that’s needed is some basic information about the employee. Once the information has been verified, the employer can request for a DBS check through us at The Check People. With help from just a small set up fee, we can get to work on completing all the paperwork, while you sit back and relax.

Once the DBS check has been applied for and sent off to the relevant body, you can expect to receive your enhanced DBS certificate in the post within 14 days. We will get in touch if there are any issues with your application.

Alternative DBS Checksse

Not every job requires an enhanced DBS check. Sometimes, employers just like added peace of mind that they are hiring the right person. If this is the case, you will be better off getting a basic or standard DBS check. Both types of checks are also available through us here at The Check People, and once again, no boring paperwork is required!