The DBS Check has become a necessity for main paid and voluntary roles


Which Business Sectors Require an Online DBS Check?

There is some confusion regarding which business sectors require you to apply for an online DBS check application and what level of verification each sector might need. 

Due to the large range of sectors that require an online DBS check from people working within them, we’ve compiled a list on this page of the sectors which require DBS checks for volunteers or employees. Through this, you can determine which DBS check is available and how you can obtain it. 

Whether you’re hoping to work for a charity, a care or nursing home, a volunteer or even a taxi driver, we’ve got the information you need to perform the right DBS online application for you.

Which DBS Check do I require?

Q1. Do you or your Employees...

  • Work with Children?
  • Work with adults at risk?
  • Carry out a role that specifically requires you to have a disclosure?
You can proceed with a Basic Disclosure
If you are going to be: Involved in regularly caring for, training, supervising, in sole charge or working with children /vulnerable adults. You require an Enhanced Disclosure
If you are or entering into: if you are or entering into: A profession as specified in the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you require a Standard Disclosure