Who Needs a DBS check?

Who Needs a DBS check? Barred list checks can only be carried out on those who are engaging in regulated activity. The definition of ‘regulated activity’ includes where individuals:

  • Are responsible, on a regular basis, for teaching, training, instructing, caring for or supervising children; or
  • Carry out paid, or unsupervised unpaid, work regularly where that work provides an opportunity for contact with children; or
  • Engage in intimate or personal care or overnight activity, even if this happens only once.

This concise summary lists who needs a DBS check and recommendations for an enhanced check.

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Source: Keeping Children Safe in Education, GOV.UK – DfE