Basic criminal record checks news update
If you live or work in England or Wales you’ll be able to apply for a basic criminal record check through DBS from autumn 2017.
These checks are currently managed by Disclosure Scotland, who’ll continue to process them for anyone living or working in Scotland.
There’s no eligibility for a basic criminal record check. You’ll start by completing identity checks through GOV.UK Verify, and then use the DBS online service to apply for a basic check.
A basic criminal record check shows unspent cautions and convictions. It’s used by many employers as part of the recruitment processes. If you’re self-employed you can also apply for a basic check.