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Which DBS check do I need? – Funeral Director

Funeral directors in the UK are legally required to take a DBS check to confirm their suitability for the role.

Therefore, if you wish to work as a funeral director, you can expect your recruitment process to include a basic DBS check. ...more

DBS checks are carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Disclosure and Barring Service are a public body with a mandate to keep the public, particularly children and vulnerable adults, safe from those who are unsuitable for frontline work.

Sponsored by the Home Office, the DBS administer all types of DBS checks for the UK, apart from Scotland where checks are managed by Disclosure Scotland.

What is a basic DBS check?

A basic DBS check for a funeral director will involve a search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.

The CRB search is a statutory requirement set out in the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. The act sets out all the roles in the UK which must undergo a DBS check as part of the recruitment process.

The act establishes four types of DBS checks for UK employers:

  • Basic DBS
  • Standard DBS
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Enhanced DBS with barring lists

Each DBS check requires a different level of criminal record search. Your work as a funeral director will involve limited contact with the public so you will only need a basic DBS.

Those working in close, unsupervised with the public require the strongest degree of DBS check which is the enhanced or enhanced with barring lists check.

Your basic DBS can be requested by you or your employer and completed online with us, if you wish.

We help individuals and organisations to complete DBS checks quickly and accurately online.

If you would like to complete your basic DBS application form online with us today, visit our home page now, or call us on 0333 030 0446 today for support with any aspect of your basic DBS check.