Find out which DBS check is right for your employee

Use this tool to find out what type of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check you can get for your employee.

You can request a more detailed check for certain roles, for example in healthcare or childcare.

This tool is for companies that are registered in England or Wales and make decisions there about employing people. Find out if you can get a check in Scotland or get a check in Northern Ireland.

You can use this tool to see if you need a DBS check for a role you’re applying for. Your employer may also ask you to request your own basic check.

Checking for a management role

Use this tool to see what type of check you can request for the staff they manage. You can get the same type of check for the manager.

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