Disclosure and Barring Service Checks
The DBS works with local police forces to check for spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are undertaken on every student who is offered a place on a course leading to a professional qualification.
The enhanced disclosure also includes additional information held by local police that’s reasonably considered relevant to the workforce being applied for (adult, child or ‘other’* workforce). Cautions or convictions that may be considered as spent in a standard disclosure, may be revealed on an enhanced disclosure.
*‘Other’ workforce means those who don’t work with children or adults specifically, but potentially both, eg taxi drivers. In this case, the police will only release information that’s relevant to the post being applied for.