Enhanced DBS Checks

Before an organisation considers making checks under the heading of Enhanced DBS Check it must check that the role being applied for is included within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Order) 1975.  If it is not included then it is not automatically eligible for disclosure.

The  Enhanced DBS Check provides details of spent and unspent convictions.  An individual convicted of a criminal offence and given a prison sentence of not more than two and a half years is eligible to enter a 'rehabilitation period' that begins from the date of the conviction.  The duration of the period depends on the sentence given by the court.  Once this period has ended the conviction becomes 'spent' and the offender's record is wiped clean.  Jail sentences of more than two and a half years are not eligible for the rehabilitation period.  These types of offences, known as unspent convictions, are never removed from the offender's criminal record.

This check ...

  • Gives details of any convictions considered to be spent or unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 held on the Police National Computer.  This would also include any cautions.
  • Any additional information held by local police that is reasonably considered relevant to the workforce being applied (adult child or 'other' workforce). 'Other' applies to those who don't work with children or adults specifically but potentially both e.g. taxi drivers.
  • Also includes a barred list (checks whether the individual has been barred from working with children and/or vulnerable adults) and any other information held by the police that they believe is relevant to be disclosed.
  • Is a requirement for positions working with children or vulnerable adults.

Turnaround time is approximately 25 days however involvement of local police forces can affect the time taken to process and Enhanced DBS application.

Upon payment we will call you to initiate the check purchased.  If you wish to discuss this before purchasing please contact us.


 Only £65.00 + VAT

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