Did you know, UK booksellers are legally required to undergo a basic DBS check? Under the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, employers for a wide range of roles, including booksellers, are legally obliged to carry out DBS checks.
CRB checks are necessary to ensure all members of the public, particularly children and vulnerable adults, receive adequate protection.
Your basic DBS check will search no further than any unspent convictions or conditional cautions. If you have any spent convictions, they will not show up on a DBS check for a bookseller. If you don’t have any records at all, your DBS certificate will be blank.
This check is only a first level check. Basic DBS can be requested by your employer or you. To find out more about basic DBS checks or to speak to one of our friendly advisers, visit our home page now.