This is the lowest level and is available for all individuals and employers living within the UK. A Basic DBS Check checks a person’s criminal history, convictions and cautions from the Police National Computer (PNC).

You can apply for this yourself, or employers from all types of industries such as construction or hospitality, can ask for a basic disclosure to check a candidates criminal record to help them decide if a candidate is suitable for employment.

If you need to request a Basic DBS Check in England or Wales, you can apply by clicking the link, or if you’re based in Scotland, you can apply here for a Disclosure Scotland check.

As an employer, you can apply for a Basic DBS Check for an employee by clicking the link, and then selecting which level of check you require at the top of the form.

Sample Job Roles - THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE

It Is Your Responsibility To Make Sure You Apply For The Correct Level Of Check

This is for people who want a check on themselves, and is called a Basic DBS / CRB Check in England and Wales, and a Basic Disclosure in Scotland.

Examples of uses:

  • Personal licence
  • Alcohol licence
  • Scrap metal dealers
  • Certain visas – check with the country
  • Most jobs that don’t involve working with children, vulnerable adults or the financial sector

Please note that this is a small sample of the uses for this particular type of check. It is your responsibility to make sure you apply for the correct check for your circumstances. The list above is subject to change without notice, and some roles may fall under different levels of check – please check BEFORE you apply.

Employers will need to apply for this Standard DBS Check.

It is most likely to be needed for certain roles, such as:

  • Accountants
  • Lawyers
  • SIA Licence
  • Prison Employees
  • Traffic Wardens
  • Football Stewards
  • Court Officer
  • CILEx Approved Managers

Please note that this is a small sample of the uses for this particular type of check. It is your responsibility to make sure you apply for the correct check for your circumstances. The list above is subject to change without notice, and some roles may fall under different levels of check – please check BEFORE you apply.

This level of check is for specific high responsibility roles that DO NOT include working with children and / or vulnerable adults:

  • High Security Psychiatric Hospital Staff
  • Social Services Chief Executives
  • Directors Of Adult Social Services
  • Further Education Employees
  • Magistrates
  • Coroners
  • Gambling Licence Holder
  • Gambling Commission Employees
  • Lottery Licence Holder
  • School Contractors (E.g. builders / tradesmen)
  • Employees Of The Crown

Please note that this is a small sample of the uses for this particular type of check. It is your responsibility to make sure you apply for the correct check for your circumstances. The list above is subject to change without notice, and some roles may fall under different levels of check – please check BEFORE you apply.

This level of check is for very specific roles, which can include working with children and / or vulnerable adults such as:

  • Carers
  • Teachers
  • All School Staff
  • Social Workers
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Childminders
  • Lawyers In Certain Sectors
  • Managers In Certain Sectors
  • Adopting Parents
  • Private Hire
  • Taxi Drivers

Please note that this is a small sample of the uses for this particular type of check. It is your responsibility to make sure you apply for the correct check for your circumstances. The list above is subject to change without notice, and some roles may fall under different levels of check – please check BEFORE you apply.

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