Which jobs require a DBS check? A beginner’s guide

Not sure which jobs require a DBS check? You’ve come to the right place.

Working with children is just one reason you might require a DBS check. We’ve gone through some others to shed some light on the subject.

So which roles require a DBS disclosure?

  • People in a position where duties involve contact with people under 18

Different professions that involve direct interaction with minors such as teachers, trainers, doctors, counselors and supervisors require a disclosure. This proves they are no threat to these minors.

Most children and young teens are physically and emotionally weak in certain ways, making them vulnerable if they aren’t cared for in the appropriate manner.

The UK government protects their right to be safe and comfortable at all times.

  • People who want to adopt a child or who want to volunteer in foster care services

Anyone who is considering getting involved as a foster parent – or who wants to volunteer for charitable organisations that focus on foster care – is required to have a DBS disclosure.

  • People living on premises where day care services are provided

To prevent any harm to children and toddlers, people within a child-minding or foster care environment are required by the UK government to obtain a DBS disclosure.

  • People working with defenceless adults

Vulnerable adults are those who are above 18 years old and who have learning or physical disabilities, a physical or mental illness including alcohol and drug addiction or a reduction in physical or mental capacity due to old age, illness or an accident.

  • People working in the security industry

Those who work to protect the nation or are part of the security team in any company are required to have a disclosure.

It is not advisable to have security personnel with criminal records because their backgrounds may affect their decision making when dealing with other criminal cases.

Summing up – which jobs require a DBS check?

Hopefully this guide should give you some idea about which jobs require a DBS check but please get in touch if you’d like any more information.

You can check the disclosure of the people in your company or organisation right now through our dbs check online.