Workforce Guidance Roles in both child and adult workforces.

The DBS receive a number of enquiries relating to DBS checks for roles that are based in both the child and adult workforces where the role is eligible for an Enhanced check in one workforce, but only a Standard check in the other. An example of this is a cleaner who is contracted by an agency to work in schools (or any other specified establishment) and also general hospitals. This individual meets the conditions for working in a specified establishment and is eligible for an Enhanced DBS check in the child workforce, but only eligible for a Standard check in the adult workforce for their work in general hospitals.

When one workforce is only eligible for a Standard check, but the other is eligible for an Enhanced (with or without a barred list check), you should submit an Enhanced level application but only enter the Enhanced workforce in section x61 of the form. In this example, only the child workforce should be entered. This means that the appropriate workforce checks will be conducted at the police force and will reduce delays that can occur at this stage. When the certificate is issued for dual purposes as in the example, you’ll still receive the same information for the standard level workforce (this includes details of spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings) as if you had submitted a separate standard DBS application.

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