Can I Do A Standard DBS Check On Myself?
No, you cannot apply for a Standard DBS check as an individual. The only way to get a Standard DBS check is by an organisation requesting one for you.
Please Note: For an organisation to request a Standard DBS check for you, your job role must make you eligible for it.
Can I Get Any DBS Check For Myself?
As an individual, you can request a Basic DBS check on yourself. Some companies will charge you an arm and a leg for it, so we would recommend you apply for a Basic DBS check directly with the government, for £18.
Why Can’t I Get A Standard DBS Check On Myself?
You cannot request a Standard DBS check on yourself because the DBS only allows recruiting organisations to get this level of check, and even then they require the services of a 3rd party Umbrella Body.
Conclusion – Can I Do A Standard DBS Check On Myself?
You cannot apply for a Standard DBS check as an individual. The only way to get a Standard DBS check is by getting your current/potential employer to carry one out.
A Standard DBS check can only be requested if the job role is eligible for it.
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