Can I Start Work Before The DBS Check Is Completed?
In some cases, the question, Can I start work before the DBS check is completed, is a very relevant question. Yes, you may be able to start work before your DBS check is completed, but this is highly dependent on the type of job you are applying for and the employer’s policies and procedures.
Can I Start Work Before The DBS Check is Completed? Healthcare – The Adult First Check
If you are applying for a role that requires an Adults Barred List check, your employer has the option to pay extra for what’s known as an Adult First check. This will allow you to begin working before the full check has been completed. However, it is important to note that this is only available in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the employer.
There is no similar option for those requiring a Children’s Barred List check.
Can I Start Work Before The DBS Check is Completed? Basic Checks
A Basic DBS check is not a legal requirement for any role, so an employer could conceivably allow those currently applying for a Basic check to work before the certificate is returned. We cannot say with any certainty what would happen if the returned certificate reveals any unspent convictions, as any action taken would be the employer’s decision.
Can I Start Work Before The DBS Check is Completed? Other Situations
There may be other situations where a DBS applicant can start work before their employer sees their certificate. But these are so rare, it’s highly unlikely you’ll have such an exception on your hands. If you think you do, it might be worth contacting the DBS about the issue.
How Can Aaron’s Department Help?
Aaron’s Department is an Umbrella Body, an organisation registered with the DBS that helps employers get DBS checks for their staff.
Our online checking service spots application mistakes as they’re being made, saving you time and money by reducing the chances your applications are rejected.
We also fast-track every single application we receive, making sure you get your results as quickly as possible.
For more information, check out the rest of our site, or contact us at email@example.com or call 0113 877 0171 . We’re happy to assist with any questions you may have.