Application Types

Selecting the best options for your applicants

Which DBS Application do my applicants require?

Choosing the correct type of DBS Application depends on the sector your applicant will be working in and if the applicants position is eligible for either the Standard or Enhanced types. The following guidance is for reference only and should not replace your own professional or legal advice. Further information can be found on the Disclosure & Barring Service website, with an eligibility tool here

Standard Application

A Standard DBS check will reveal spent convictions, unspent convictions, cautions and reprimands

Enhanced Application

An Enhanced DBS Check will reveal
spent convictions, unspent convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands and checks against barred lists