ENHANCED DBS CRIMINAL DISCLOSURES
CBS is the market leader in providing full, detailed background checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) previously known as the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB). Our streamlined system makes it easier and faster than ever before for your organisation to access a criminal disclosure on current and future employees. Our entire screening process can be carried out online, eliminating time, cost and resources – giving you up-to-date screening methods in a matter of days. Access to DBS checks/disclosures is restricted as they are governed by legislation. An individual’s role and responsibilities will determine the level of criminal check you are legally required and able to undertake.
WHAT IS AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE?
An Enhanced Disclosure (like the Standard Disclosure) details all criminal history; cautions, warnings, reprimands and convictions held on the Police National Computer, with the exception of the DBS filtering rule. Additionally, it checks against the DBS Children and Adult barred list (where appropriate) and information provided by local police forces. This type of disclosure can only be applied for by an organisation.
WHEN DO YOU NEED AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE?
As with a Standard Disclosure, Enhanced Disclosures are for people entering certain professions and can only be accessed if the employees of an organisation meet the criteria. These checks are commonly used for the purpose of protecting the most vulnerable in our society whereby a person has frequent unsupervised access to vulnerable people. If you aren’t sure whether you require an enhanced check we can advise you on this – one of our expert team would be happy to help.
WHO CAN HAVE AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE?
The Enhanced Disclosure can be considered for many roles where an individual works or has access to vulnerable people. The Enhanced Disclosure and Barred List checks are for individuals who are involved within a Regulated Activity – therefore involving contact with children or vulnerable adults of a specified nature. As part of an Enhanced DBS check, a further check can be undertaken against the DBS Children Barred List, the DBS Adult Barred List or both – depending on the role of the individual and whether you are legally entitled to check this list.
When you work with CBS, you won’t have to sign any long term contracts or pay monthly rates – you simply pay for what you use. We charge no registration or set up fees, our services are simply accessed on a Pay As You Go basis. We do have a small administration cost for processing disclosures these are subject to VAT and range from £6 – £13 according to volume, in addition to the DBS fees:
Enhanced Disclosure: £44.00
DBS Disclosures for volunteers: £0.00
If your organisation submits high volumes of DBS checks, in excess of approximately 500, you may wish to consider our eBulk and eBroker solutions.
In addition to DBS checks, we can also continually check an individual’s criminal history through our unique Update Service. This allows an employer to enhance safeguarding procedures and also allows the applicant to use their criminal certificate for other positions without the need to continually renew their DBS check.
Details all criminal history (as per the Standard Disclosure). Additionally it checks against the DBS Children and Adult barred list (where appropriate) and information provided by local Police forces.
For more information about our Enhanced Disclosures, please call us on 01443 799 900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org one of our expert team would be happy to help.
WHO CAN ACCESS THIS LEVEL OF CHECK?
Enhanced level criminal checks can only be accessed in line with legislation. Depending on the role of an individual will determine if an employer or voluntary organisation can legally request a DBS check. Simply by having contact with children or vulnerable adults does not in any way meet the legal criteria to access this disclosure. There is a great deal of legislation to understand with DBS checks, however, this can be simply broken down into two categories:
- Working with children
If a person has frequent unsupervised access to children or works frequently within education environments, it is likely an enhanced DBS check and children a barred list can be requested.
- Working with vulnerable adults
If the law supports the individual to be deemed vulnerable, then the applicant requiring the DBS check must be able to evidence the care or support they are providing, e.g. (e.g. training, teaching, care, supervision, advice, medical treatment or, in certain circumstances, transport)
For more information about regulated activity and eligibility please visit:
Criminal information in the UK is protected. CBS must ensure that only those eligible to do so may perform enhanced level DBS checks.
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