Standard DBS Checks

A Standard DBS check is currently only available to employers and umbrella companies acting on behalf of an employer.

However, as an individual you can apply for a criminal record check through Disclosure Scotland, which is acceptable to all organisations as proof of your criminal record status.

As the name reflects this is the lowest level of disclosure check available through the DBS and contains details of spent and unspent convictions according to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, along with any cautions, reprimands and final warning which are held on central police records. It will also state if there are no such convictions to report. 

The Standard DBS check is commonly used by employer's to check the criminal records of those applying for jobs that are not of a sensitive nature, or involving contact with large sums of money.