Depending on which DBS check is applied for will determine how far back it will go. So how far back does a dbs check go? We’ll go over Basic, Standard and Enhanced checks in this post.
How Far Back Does a Basic DBS Check Go?
Basic DBS checks only show unspent convictions or conditional cautions, so the DBS check will only ‘go back’ to these convictions if they are not spent.
Depending on the conviction will depend on how long it will remain unspent – more serious convictions can never become spent.
How Far Back Does a Standard DBS Check Go?
Standard DBS checks can go as far back as possible, as there is no limit. This is because they show everything a basic does, as well as both spent and unspent convictions.
How Far Back Does an Enhanced DBS Check Go?
An Enhanced DBS check can go as far back as possible, as there is no limit due to them showing both spent and unspent convictions.
So That’s How Far Back Does a DBS Check Go?
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