Standard DBS checks show details of both a candidate’s unspent and spent convictions as well as any cautions received. As the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 protects applicants from having to disclose details of spent cautions and convictions unless they are applying for a position that is exempt from the act, we recommend that employers wishing to obtain a Standard DBS for an applicant ensure that the position applied for qualifies for a Standard DBS – such positions include those involved in the legal system, licencing, health services, police, prisons or positions with financial control.
If you are unsure on what level of criminal record check is right for you please click here for more information.
For details on exactly what documents are acceptable you can check our ‘Required Documents‘ page.
To proceed to the Standard DBS application page (both online and printable forms available) please click here.
*Individuals who submit their Criminal Record Check applications through UK Employee Checks will become members of UK Employee Checks Ltd. Certification of applicants’ identity and ID documents is required for Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks to be processed. For any further information on the DBS you can follow this link