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Which DBS check do I need? – Bar Staff

By law, bar staff in the UK can be asked to complete a basic DBS check. A basic DBS check for bar staff is carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The check will involve a search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions. Learn more about basic DBS checks

This type of CRB check is a first tier, statutory check your employer is obliged to undertake by law. The 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act made it a lawful requirement for bar staff in the UK to be vetted by the DBS service. The check is necessary because the role involves a degree of contact with the public which could include vulnerable adults or children.

Basic DBS checks provide an additional layer of security so your employer can ensure your are suitable for the role.

If do not have any unspent convictions or conditional cautions, or your convictions are now spent, your DBS certificate will be blank. To understand more about basic DBS checks or to find out how you can apply for a basic DBS check online, visit our home page today –about basic DBS checks.