As a registered Umbrella Body for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Scarborough Borough Council follows the DBS Code of Practice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice
What is a DBS check?
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) facilitate DBS checks to support employers to determine the criminal history of their prospective employees during the recruitment process. By having a DBS check carried out, employers can make informed decisions when recruiting and to prevent people from carrying out work roles they would be unsuitable for. As an umbrella body, Scarborough Borough Council will provide the necessary Disclosure Application Form and countersign the completed form ready to forward to the DBS. An Admin Fee of £16 per application applies. We will not take any part in the recruitment decision. Organisations accessing the DBS Service must have a written policy on the suitability of ex-offenders and make it available to applicants on request.
DBS Fees and Charges
- Basic £23 (online only)
- Enhanced £40
- Standard £23
- Adult First £6
- Update Service £13
Eligibility of role or activity
The DBS have an eligibility tool to highlight which roles or activities could be eligible for a basic, standard or enhanced DBS check www.gov.uk/find-out-dbs-check
What are the different levels of a DBS check?
- a basic check, which shows unspent convictions and conditional cautions. A basic check can be requested for any position or purpose and can be directly requested online with the DBS
- a standard check, which shows spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings
- an enhanced check, which shows the same as a standard check plus any information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role
- an enhanced check with barred lists, which shows the same as an enhanced check plus whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from doing the role
Checking your own criminal record
- You can only request a basic check for yourself
- If you’re self-employed, an organisation you’re working with can get a standard, enhanced or enhanced with barred lists check for you
- Childminders can get a check through Ofsted