Purpose of the check
The purpose of this check is for employers to check an individual's criminal record for roles of high responsibility. For an employer to request this check, the role that you are applying for must be included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.
It is the responsibility of your employer to request the correct level of DBS check based on the eligibility of the role that you are applying for.
What is checked?
Any spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands, final warnings from the Police National Computer that have not been filtered will be checked on an individual’s criminal record.
Where will my certificate be sent?
Your Standard DBS paper certificate will be sent to your address, which you enter in the application.