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Disclosure and Barring Service

The Disclosure and Barring Service makes decisions on the suitability of an individual to work with children or vulnerable groups.

There are three types of check that are available through the Disclosure and Barring Service

  • standard
  • enhanced (plus barred lists checked)
  • enhanced (with no barred lists checked)

Standard

A standard check is available for certain specified occupations, licences and entry into certain specified professions. A standard check only checks the information held on the Police National Computer.

Enhanced (plus barred lists checked)

The enhanced check is the highest level of criminal record check and is available for those working in regulated activity with children or vulnerable adults.

An enhanced check includes information held on the Police National Computer, plus police information held and will also check the Disclosure and Barring Service barred lists (Adults/Children/List 99) as appropriate.

Enhanced (with no barred lists checked)

The check includes information held on the Police National Computer, plus police information but will not check the Disclosure and Barring Service barring lists (Adults/Children/List 99).

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