What is Regulated Activity with Adults?

The following is a brief guide to what would constitute regulated activity but is not an exhaustive list. If you have any queries, please contact us directly. 

An adult is defined as a person aged 18 years or over, and Regulated Activities are those which are required by the adult. Regulated Activity does not include activities carried out by family or friends or by peer groups such as colleagues.

  • Help with eating or drinking due to illness or disability (Help can be physically assisting an adult, or teaching or encouraging them to do an activity on their own)

  • Help with toileting, washing, bathing or dressing (Help can be physically assisting an adult, or teaching or encouraging them to do an activity on their own)

  • All forms of health care relating to physical or mental health provided or supervised by a healthcare professional. 

  • Providing social work

  • Assisting with general household matters, e.g. managing cash and paying bills on someone’s behalf, assisting with shopping, required due to their age, illness or disability. 

  • Assistance in the conduct of a person’s own affairs, e.g. power of attorney or advocacy services.

  • Conveying an adult to and from health care, personal care or social care appointments, required due to their age, illness or disability. 

A person managing, on a day to day basis, someone who is performing a regulated activity with adult would also be in regulated activity themselves and require the same level of DBS check.