Enhanced DBS Checks Online
Enhanced DBS Checks (also known as Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Checks, and previously known as Enhanced CRB Checks) are the highest level of DBS Check available and are generally required for positions that involve working with vulnerable groups, such as children, or vulnerable adults and the elderly. Only roles that are included in Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 are eligible for this type of disclosure, as are those that spend more than one day a week, or 3 days in 30 days, in either a registered care home, high security psychiatric hospital, or a school or nursery. Our online Enhanced DBS Checks offer comprehensive criminal record checks in as little as 24 hours.
There are two types of Enhanced DBS Check available: Enhanced with Barring List or Enhanced without Barring List. The Enhanced check with a barring list covering the relevant children and/or adults barring list checks are required for positions such as teachers, healthcare workers, taxi drivers, and dentists*. If found, an Enhanced Check will disclose spent convictions, unspent convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands and checks against ISA barred lists.
Enhanced DBS Checks can only be requested by a company, not an individual. This is due to the protected nature of criminal information in the UK, and ensures that only those who are eligible are able to access this data.
Enhanced Disclosures FAQs
As a business owner, it is only natural that you would want to protect your business from any safeguarding issues or potential threats. Many employers shield themselves from burglary, however, they ignore internal threats from their own staff and this can be detrimental to a business, specifically if an employee has gained access to sensitive data. An Enhanced DBS Check will give you peace of mind that your company assets, employees, and those that come into your place of business, are all in safe hands.
In order to be eligible for an enhanced DBS with an adults barring list check, the applicant must be carrying out regulated activity on a regular basis (4 times per month or once overnight). This includes:
- Healthcare for adults provided by, or under the supervision/ direction of a regulated health care professional.
- Personal care for adults involving hand-on physical assistance with washing and dressing, eating, drinking and toileting; prompting and supervising an adult with any of these tasks because of their age, illness or disability; or teaching someone to do one of these tasks.
- Social work – provision by a social care worker of social work, which is required in connection with any health services or social services.
- Assistance with an adult’s cash, bills or shopping because of their age, illness or disability arranged via a third party.
- Assisting in the conduct of an adult’s own affairs under a formal appointment.
- Conveying adults for reasons of age, illness or disability to, from, or between places, where they receive healthcare, personal care or social work arranged via a third party.
Full criteria can be found here.
Once applied for, 62% of all Enhanced DBS Checks that go through us are completed within just 24 hours. 85% of all checks are completed within just 5 days.
- An organisation would register here and a company account would be set up within 15 minutes. The HR users on the account would be sent login details as well as an organisation reference.
- The applicant would complete the application form and produce ID documents to their employer.
- The employer would then complete the ID verification, approve the application and submit it to us.
- Care Check will oversee the application, countersign it and send it off to the DBS for processing.
- The application will complete and the employer receives a completion notification; a hard copy certificate is later produced.
If a person is not falling in to regulated activity, but working within an environment where there is opportunity for contact with vulnerable adults, such as a care home for adults, they would be eligible for an enhanced DBS Check with no adults barring list.
Where an applicant is working with or around children, there is eligibility for a Enhanced DBS Check with children’s barring list/List 99.
The definition of regulated activity comprises of unsupervised activities: teach, train, instruct, care for or supervise children, or provide advice/guidance on well-being, or drive a vehicle only for children or to work for a limited range of establishments (‘specified places’), with opportunity for contact: for example, schools, children’s homes, childcare premises. Not work by supervised volunteer.