FAQ: What is a DBS Check For?

What is a DBS Check For?

A DBS check is used to provide information on an individual’s criminal history, helping employers and organisations make informed decisions about an applicant’s suitability for certain roles or positions.

DBS checks are typically used for roles that involve working with vulnerable groups, such as children or the elderly, or in positions where there is a high level of trust involved, such as in the financial or legal sector. Work with Children or Vulnerable Adults is known as Regulated Activity, which you can read more about here. It is a legal requirement for staff in such roles to have a DBS check performed.

Employers can request different levels of DBS checks depending on the nature of the role and the level of access to sensitive information or vulnerable people that the role involves. Have a look at our FAQ page about the types of DBS checks available for more information.

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 contact@aaronsdepartment.com. We’re happy to help you with any questions you may have.

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