DBS Checks for Photographers

People who are working as Photographers will be eligible for different levels of DBS Check, depending on who they will be working with, and in what setting.

Working Frequently in Schools, Nurseries or Care Homes

If the applicant will be working frequently in schools, nurseries or care homes, then they will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check.

What Do Enhanced DBS Checks Show?

Enhanced DBS checks show a history of all:

  • Spent and Unspent Convictions.
  • Final Warnings.
  • Reprimands.
  • Any information the local police consider relevant for disclosure.

Working Frequently in Hospitals or Hospices (With Access To Patients)

If the photographer will be working in a hospital or hospice with access to patients, then they would legally need to get a Standard DBS check.

What Does a Standard DBS Check Show?

Standard DBS Checks show both spent and unspent convictions, final warnings, as well as any reprimands the individual has.  

If there are any of these on the applicant’s check, they will be displayed on the certificate.  

Working Elsewhere

If the photographer won’t be working in either of the above settings, then they will only be able to get a Basic DBS Check, although this isn’t legally required.

What Does a Basic DBS Check Show?

Basic DBS Checks show all unspent convictions, final warnings, and reprimands from the Police National Computer (PNC).

How Can Employers Get a DBS Check For Their Staff?

If the applicant will be needing an Enhanced or Standard DBS Check, then only employers are able to request these on behalf of the applicant.

However, anyone is able to apply for the Basic DBS Check, including the applicant themselves.

With Aaron’s Department, getting a DBS check for your staff couldn’t be easier. Our easy-to-use, online DBS checking service allows you to get your staff to work faster than ever before.

You can read more about it on our Employer page, or to get started right away, use the sign-up button below.

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