DBS home-based positions guide
A collection of guidance and case studies to help you decide whether an applicant can apply for a home-based position DBS check.
Guidance about home-based positions, including a flowchart and case studies as supporting documents.
The guidance relates to question x66 on the DBS application form: does this position involve working with children or adults at the applicant’s home address?
It was produced in consultation with Department of Health (DH) and Department for Education (DfE).
Last updated 2 November 2021 + show all updates
A previous change referenced that those who have contact with children remotely from their own home, for example remote teaching, are eligible for home-based checks. The guidance has been changed to reflect that in scenarios where an individual has contact remotely, they do not meet the criteria for a home-based check.
Guidance updated to reflect that those who have contact with children remotely from their own home, for example remote teaching, are eligible for home-based checks.
Added further information about the update service and home based positions.