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DBS checks: guidance for employers

Update from the Home Office on DBS checks.

An employer may request a criminal records check as part of its recruitment process. These checks are processed by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For certain roles the check will also include information held on the DBS children and adults’ barred lists, together with any information held by police forces, that is reasonably considered to be relevant to the applied for post.

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