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Which DBS check do I need? – Chef (non- school or care premises)

Did you know chefs in the UK are expected to take a basic DBS check to verify their suitability for the role? DBS checks are a formal search of criminal records carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A basic DBS check for a chef involves a search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions. ...more

The purpose of the check is to ensure the public, particularly vulnerable adults and children, stay safe.

Work as a chef involves a level of engagement with the public, therefore under the terms of the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, chefs must take a basic DBS check. There are many other roles across a vast variety of industries that also involve the same level of background check.

This type of CRB check does not require you to disclose any spent convictions and your employer has no legal right to ask about anything more than any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.

However if you choose to work in a context where children or vulnerable adults are present, such as a school or care provision, you can expect to have to undergo an enhanced DBS check which will delve further into spent convictions, reprimands and more.

You can find all you need to know about basic DBS checks on our home page. We provide an essential service to support organisations and individuals to complete basic DBS checks with ease.

You can complete your basic DBS application form online with us today, receive unlimited support from our friendly advisers and lots more. Visit our home page to discover how we can help you or call 0333 030 0446 today and have a chat with one of our friendly advisers.