Enhanced Level Criminal Record Checks ( Enhanced DBS )

By: Credence Background Screening Limited  13/10/2011
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An Enhanced Criminal Record Check (Enhanced DBS) is used for posts that include anyone working in a Regulated Activity with a Regulated Activity provider, as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. Examples include a Teachers, Scout or Guide leaders, Doctors, Nurses. Enhanced DBS checks are also issued for certain statutory purposes such as gaming and lottery licences. With the Enhanced Disclosure it is the only method to check the Independent Safeguard Authority barred lists for children and adults (formerly PoVA, PoCA and List 99). This level of check involves an additional level of check to those carried out for the Standard DBS check – a check on local police records. Where local police records contain additional information that may be relevant to the post the applicant is being considered for, the Chief Officer of police may release information for inclusion in an Enhanced check. Exceptionally, and in a very small number of circumstances (typically to protect the integrity of current police investigations), additional information may be sent under separate cover to the Counter signatory and should not be revealed to the applicant.

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