What is a DBS Adult First Check?

A DBS Adult First Check, also called an ISA Check, is a separate, urgent search of the Adults Barred List.  These checks only apply to applicants who are working with adults in Regulated Activity in the care sector and is only applicable to the care sector when staffing levels are below statutory obligations. The check is normally completed within 48 hours and allows a care worker to start their job before a full DBS certificate is issued.