If you are planning to work as a game keeper in the UK, you should be prepared to undertake a DBS check as part of your recruitment process. A DBS check is a statutory background check administered by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
A basic DBS check for a game keeper will involve a formal search to see if you have any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.
DBS checks are a statutory requirement to keep the public safe by ensuring those employed in public-facing roles are suitable for frontline work.
Why is a DBS check necessary for this role?
Whilst working as a game keeper, you will have a degree of contact with the public so your employer has a legal duty under the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act to include a basic DBS check as part of your recruitment process.
There are four types of DBS checks set out in the act. A DBS check for a game keeper is only a first tier check.
All those working in a role in the UK which has a level of interaction with the public are subject to one of the four types of DBS checks. The 1974 act stipulates the type of check needed for each position.
Completing your basic DBS check
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