ENHANCED DBS CHECKS FOR EMPLOYERS

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What does an Enhanced DBS check show?

Enhanced DBS checks show any spent and/or unspent convictions, any cautions, reprimands and/or final warnings, or inclusion on children’s and/or adults barred lists. Where local police records contain additional information that might be relevant to the post the applicant is being considered for, the Chief Officer of Police may release information for inclusion in on the disclosure. All information is for criminal history within the United Kingdom.

What can it be used for?

Enhanced DBS checks are the appropriate level of check for positions working with children and vulnerable adults, for example within the care and teaching sector. However, the applicant must meet the eligibility criteria to be able to apply for this check. Enhanced DBS checks can only be applied for through an employer or organisation, unfortunately, individuals cannot apply for an enhanced disclosure on themselves.

The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £49.60, including the APCS administration fee. We are pleased to offer a discount on our DBS administration fee if you are a large business with a high volume of checks – if this sounds like your business, give us a call today on 0151 638 6158 for a no obligation quote.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) was launched in March 2002, due to public concern about the safety of children, youths and defenseless adults. On 1st December 2012, the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The DBS is an executive non-departmental public body of the Home Office and helps employers make suitable recruitment decisions. APCS is a registered body with the DBS, who carry out basic, standard and enhanced checks.

OTHER TYPES OF DBS CHECKS

New Basic DBS Price

BASIC DBS CHECKS
£32.60

These can be used in a range of different job roles and are also commonly used for visa purposes.

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New Standard DBS Price

STANDARD DBS CHECKS
£49.60

Show any spent and/or unspent convictions and any cautions, reprimands and/or final warnings the applicant may have within the UK.

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