Who Needs a DBS Check?
A wide variety of roles require a DBS check, most notably, those that involve working with children or vulnerable adults. The specific level of check required depends on the job or activity being undertaken.
Here are some examples of roles and activities that generally require a DBS check:
- Teachers and teaching assistants
- Childminders and nursery staff
- Healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and care workers
- Social workers and other professionals working with vulnerable adults
- Taxi drivers and other drivers of passenger vehicles
- Financial services roles, including those involving handling of cash or sensitive financial information
- Sporting or coaching roles involving regular contact with children or vulnerable adults
- Roles in the security or prison services
This list is by no means exhaustive – the government guidelines can help you find exactly what kind of check your employees need, linked here.
Any Job Could Require a Basic Check
Technically, any role has the potential to require a DBS check – this is because all employers have the right to ask for a Basic check for their staff, and can make hiring decisions based on the results (or not consenting to have a check performed).
Getting The Right Check
If you need a DBS check for work, your employer should know what type of check you need, and assist in providing it.
If you are an employer looking to see who needs a DBS check, you could refer to the government guidelines online, or simply give us a ring – we’d be happy to advise.