DBS Requirements

Standards of fairness and impartiality

When Human Resource Background Checks applies for a disclosure from the DBS, the information (which is sensitive) about new and existing employees or volunteers is treated in the strictest confidence. The DBS are committed to ensuring that this information is used and interpreted fairly and their Code of Practice, vetting of Registered Bodies and their assurance procedures are all designed to ensure fair play throughout the whole process.

All personnel involved in the application procedure are absolutely committed to processing the information collated in a non-judgemental fashion.

Our DBS On-line application service is designed to help companies and organisations to carry out Disclosure checks (DBS Disclosures) and to provide You with up-to-date DBS information in order that You can make informed recruitment decisions based upon the Disclosure and Barring Service checks, (DBS checks), on the suitability of staff and to provide greater protection to children and vulnerable adults. omust have a DBS check?

The following professions must have a DBS check carried out.

Standard Disclosure

On entry into the following professions


  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Nurse or Midwife
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics & clinical scientists, speech and language therapists
  • Osteopath
  • Chiropractor
  • Psychologist
  • Ophthalmic or dispensing optician


  • Barrister
  • Receiver appointed by the court of protection
  • Foreign lawyer
  • Legal Executive


  • Actuary
  • Accountant


  • Teacher


  • Vet

Standard Disclosure

  • Police/Prisons
  • Police Officers
  • Work in a prison or high security
  • Probation officers
  • Psychiatric hospital
  • Traffic wardens
  • Staff who work in probation and bail hostels
  • Employment in the Serious Fraud Squad
  • Employment in the National Crime Squad or the National Criminal Intelligence Service


  • Employment in HM Customs and Excise
  • Monitoring internet communications for the purpose of child protection
  • Firearms dealers
  • Gaming industry
  • Financial services sector
  • Work with people aged under 18 in a regulated position
  • Safeguarding national security
  • Those living in the same household as a person whose suitability is being assessed for a position working with children and who lives on the same premises where his/her work with children would normally take place


  • Justices' chief executives, justices clerks and their assistants
  • In the Crown Prosecution Service


  • Work in a further education institution where normal duties involve regular contact with those aged under 18


  • Health Services
  • Care services to vulnerable adults
  • Managers of abortion clinics


  • Taxi licence
  • Licence issued by the new Security Industry Authority

Enhanced Disclosure:

Health Services

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Optician (including ophthalmic optician)
  • Pharmacist
  • Director of private dental or opticians practice
  • Partner in a private opticians
  • Partner in a Pharmacists

Betting and gaming

  • Selling, supplying or maintaining gaming machines
  • Posts concerned with betting
  • Positions in a casino
  • Local lottery manager or promoter
  • National Lottery posts


  • Judicial Appointments


 Regularly caring for, training, supervising or being in sole charge of persons aged under 18

  • Regularly caring for training, supervising or being in sole charge of vulnerable adults
  • Child minding and day care posts
  • Foster parents
  • Adoptive parents
  • Social workers and social care workers

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