FAQ: How to Get an Enhanced DBS Check For Myself?

How to Get an Enhanced DBS Check For Myself?

Would it be possible to find out how to get an enhanced DBS check for myself? Is an enquiry we often receive, and the answer is very simple.

Individuals may not apply for Enhanced DBS checks, only employers can, and only if the position is eligible for one. This is to prevent the DBS having to process unnecessary applications, and as a preventative measure against fraud.

How To Get An Enhanced DBS Check For Myself-Enhanced DBS Checks For Self Employed Workers

Self-employed individuals who meet the criteria for an Enhanced DBS check can get one via the regulatory or governing body of their industry or profession, or sometimes from their local authority.

For example, somebody working as a freelance nanny would be able to get their Enhanced DBS check from Ofsted – the regulatory body for schools and childcare.

Another good example is Taxi Drivers, who often have their DBS checks facilitated by the local council responsible for providing their licence.

In these cases, the applicant will almost certainly have to bear the costs of the application themselves.

Getting an Enhanced DBS Check For Contracting Work

If you need an Enhanced check to work for an establishment as a contractor, the organisation you are doing the work for should provide your DBS check.

It is likely that the organisation will cover some, if not all, of the costs of the application, although they are under no obligation to do so.

How to get an enhanced DBS Check for myself

We hope we have answered the question, How can I get a DBS check for myself. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at Aaron’s Department on 0113 877 0171 or email contact@aaronsdepartment.com

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