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Which DBS check do I need? – Butcher

Many butchers are shocked to learn they have a duty to take a basic DBS check.

A DBS check is a formal search of your criminal records to check your suitability for the role. There are four types of DBS checks. A basic DBS check for a butcher is only a first tier check. It is necessary because you will have a level of contact with the public in post.

A basic DBS check for a butcher will only involve a search to verify whether you have any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions. The CRB check will not check for any spent convictions.

All DBS checks are carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The ruling for butchers in the UK to undergo background checks came into force in 1974 as part of the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. It is one of many roles, subject to a CRB check as part of the vetting process.

Basic DBS checks can be requested by an employer or an individual. We provide full support with completing basic DBS checks. You can even complete your DBS check online with us. Our support services are available for both individuals and organisations. We ensure your DBS is processed quickly and smoothly.

Whether you need a basic DBS check for yourself or your employees, call one of our friendly team today on 0333 030 0446 or visit our home page to find out more.