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DBS Check

DBS checks (formally known as CRB) are carried out on employees to ensure they are legally allowed to carry out their job role.  They search the applicants's criminal record history in order for the employer to make a sound recruitment decision based on the information found on the DBS check.

The DBS Code of Practice and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act states that employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees with a criminal background and must treat applicants fairly. As an employer, you should only arrange a DBS check once an applicant has been successful in securing the role.  Should the Employer then be presented with any criminal information, it must be directly relevant to the job role istself to be considered in any further recruitment decisions.