9th May 2018

DBS checks - the basics for employers

While voluntary disclosure of criminal records can be requested during the application process, applicants are only obliged by law to provide this information in certain circumstances. Where these apply, an official check is carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

While voluntary disclosure of criminal records can be requested during the application process, applicants are only obliged by law to provide this information in certain circumstances. Where these apply, an official check is carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Natalie Ward, an associate solicitor working on employment and immigration at Thrings, lays out the various options open to employers in her article for People Management magazine. Please click here to learn:

  • What a DBS check is
  • When one is needed
  • How to get a DBS check
  • Dos and don’ts for employers.

Find out what else the Employment team at Thrings can do for you here.


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