Many people are shocked to discover they may be asked to take a basic DBS check as part of the recruitment process for a job as a baker.
A basic DBS check for a baker is a first level CRB check that will go no further than an official search by the Disclosure and Barring Service to see if you have any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.
A DBS check for a baker became a statutory requirement in 1974, under the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. It is necessary because your work as a baker is likely to involve a level of contact with the public, some of whom may be vulnerable adults or children. ..more
Your application for a basic DBS check can be easily completed online and will go no further than a search for any unspent convictions or conditional cautions. If you have spent convictions or no convictions at all, your DBS certificate will come back blank. Find out more about basic DBS checks or discuss a basic DBS check with one of our friendly advisers today – more about DBS checks.