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Types of DBS checks

DBS checks are for organisations who are required to check the criminal convictions of prospective employees, or volunteers where the role requires it.

If you aren't sure about which check to use, use the eDBS checking tool to identify positions that require a higher level of check.

If the position doesn't meet the requirements for a Standard or Enhanced Check, then individuals can ask for a Basic Disclosure Check which will list their unspent convictions.