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What is a Standard DBS Check?

A Standard DBS Check will search for the criminal history of an employee or applicant. It will include spent and unspent cautions, warnings, reprimands and convictions held on the Police National Computer that aren’t subject to filtering.

Standard DBS Checks provide certificates that contain details under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. However, these checks can’t access the barred list vetting checks, such as the Children’s Barred List and the Adult’s Barred list.


Eligibility for Standard DBS Checks

Standard DBS Checks are suitable for jobs in certain settings, such as working with children or vulnerable people. They are used across a number of industries, including (but not limited to):

  • Care
  • Education
  • Cleaning
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Recruitment
  • Sport
  • Medical
  • Security

Standard DBS Checks are only available to employers acting on behalf of their employee or applicant, who must give their consent. Also, this level of check is only available for people working in jobs that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Individual people can’t apply for this check directly. If you’re self-employed, you need to apply through an association or organisation that uses your services.

As an employer, you’re legally responsible for making sure job roles are eligible for Standard DBS Checks or Enhanced DBS Checks. You must select the relevant workforce during your application and have permission from the applicant or employee.

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Benefits of Standard DBS Checks with us

Carrying out employment screening is important for safeguarding. We help you save time, money and resources. You’ll also enjoy a range of other benefits:

Make safer recruitment decisions and vet staff to a higher standard.

Build trust in your organisation and amongst your community.

Receive accurate reports and have peace of mind in your recruitment decisions.

Meet your resource demands with our fast-track vetting system.

Increase staff retention by appointing the right people in the right places.

Receive advice to perform the right level of check and meet industry standards.

Our process

Our process is accessible and straightforward thanks to our bespoke system. As an Umbrella Body of the DBS, we provide a reliable and efficient service that can be tailored to your needs.

We go above and beyond to provide first-class customer care, and one-to-one expert advice is available every step of the way from our dedicated and accredited team.


Easy and free registration

You can set up an account in a matter of minutes, submit applications on our user-friendly portal and manage checks on your dashboard.


Applying for checks

To ensure efficiency, our team will use their expertise to check your applications. We will make sure the information is accurate and valid.


Receive your results

You will be notified when the results are ready. Our fast turnaround provides confirmation of your checks and peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Regulated activity is work that a barred person must not do, outlined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. The DBS publishes guidance to determine what counts as regulated activity but there’s no definitive list.

Basic DBS Checks can be obtained for anyone; whereas Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks can only be obtained for certain roles.

If you’ve checked the DBS eligibility criteria and you’re still unsure, contact us and we will be on hand to help. We can give you expert advice on guidance so you apply for the DBS Check you need.

Standard DBS certificates can be signed up to the DBS Update Service and transferred between job roles as long as the level of check conducted meets the new job role’s requirements.

There’s no expiry date for a DBS Certificate. However, the DBS suggest a renewal is carried out every three years. In some cases, that can differ according to an employer’s best practice or regulations set by external regulators.

Supporting services

Our additional services can be used alongside Standard DBS Checks to provide comprehensive compliance and piece of mind.

Make every check count

Keep your organisation and people safe with our independent and verified checks.

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