Pending convictions and allegations can often take months to be dismissed, or actions. If you decide to change roles during this time period, and it requires a DBS check, will the pending matters appear on your DBS Certificate?
Do DBS Checks Show Pending Convictions?
Basic and Standard DBS checks do not show any pending convictions or allegations. However, Enhanced DBS checks may show pending convictions or allegations, depending on the nature of the job applying for, and whether the Police deem the pending matter to be relevant to the job role.
Should I Tell My Employer About Pending Convictions and Allegations?
As with most things in life, honest is the best policy! It’s completely understandable that someone may be hesitant about telling their employer – after all, it may jeopardise you from getting a job you really need. However, it’s going to be worse if the employer finds out about this later!
Being Found Guilty After A DBS Check
If, after your DBS check, you are found guilty of an offence, then it depends on your contract on whether you have an obligation to tell your employer about it.
Being convicted of a crime isn’t usually a reason for instant dismissal, but of course, this depends on the severity of it, and whether it affects your work.
Should the conviction result in your being barred from working with a vulnerable group, and you are already working with them, you can no-longer work in that position. It is illegal to work with a vulnerable group when you are barred from working with them.
Summary – Do DBS Checks Show Pending Convictions?
Basic and Standard DBS checks do not show pending convictions. Enhanced DBS checks may show convictions or allegations, depending on the nature of the job applying for, and whether the Police deem the pending matter to be relevant to the job role.
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Kellie is our in-house legal expert when it comes to DBS checks. With a background in the legal sector, she has become a recognised authority in this area.