As part of our screening and background checks, and to give our Clients peace of mind, we ask all Candidates for an up-to-date DBS Disclosure Certificate to demonstrate they have a clear UK police record.
We accept an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Barred List Check dated within 12 months of its issue, however, most of our Imperial clients are now seeking more up-to-date information. For Disclosures older than 12 months, we can assist candidates with application for a more up-to-date Disclosure.
What is a DBS Disclosure?
The DBS Disclosure is a certificate which shows whether or not you have a criminal record. The Certificate is issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service which is a Home Office Agency dedicated solely to checking criminal records. This has replaced the former checking service known as the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau).
How do candidates apply for DBS?
Candidates need to provide official identification in the form of a Passport and Driving Licence.
Which DBS do our candidates have to apply for?
As they will be working in a childcare role, the Enhanced Level with barred lists check is the correct level needed.
How long is the DBS Certificate valid for?
The DBS Disclosure gives information held on the police database up to and including the date the Disclosure was issued. For this reason we are recommending to our candidates that they subscribe to the Update Service for £18 (£13 per annum plus £5.00 Admin Fee) so that they can give any potential employer up-to-date information at all times.
What does the Certificate show?
The result of the application will show whether the candidate has a police record or not and if they do, it will show any spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings and whether you are on the list of people barred from working with children.
What if a Candidate is from overseas, can you access the correct information?
We are able to obtain information pertaining to overseas police records held on official databases for candidates who have worked overseas or who are from an overseas country.