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DBS- Criminal record checks

In the UK, employers can check your criminal record no matter what role you apply for. This is called a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For certain roles an employer can request a more detailed DBS check, for example if you’ll be working with children or in healthcare.

Your employer can still request a basic check if they cannot get a more detailed check for your role.

Your employer can ask you to request your own basic check.

It costs £23.

You can then show it to the person you’ll be working for.

Find out what type of DBS check your employer can request for your role.