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Which DBS check do I need? – Home Inspector for Care Homes

If you want to work as a home inspector for care homes, employed by the Care Quality Commission, you will need to take an enhanced DBS check as part of the recruitment process.

DBS checks are statutory criminal record checks designed to protect the public, particularly children and vulnerable adults, from those who are unsuitable for a public-facing role.

Working as a care home inspector you will come into regular contact with the elderly so a thorough DBS check will be necessary to ensure you are right for this type of work.

What is an enhanced DBS check?

Requested during recruitment, DBS checks are part of the vetting process for all those working in frontline roles in the UK. The 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act sets out all the roles in the UK that must undergo a DBS check and the type of DBS check required.

Once the check is complete, you will need to show your DBS certificate to your employer.

A DBS check for a home inspector for care homes is an enhanced DBS check. Your enhanced DBS check will verify whether you have any spent convictions, reprimands, warnings and non-conviction information held by relevant police forces.

To find out more about an enhanced DBS check for a home inspector for care homes visit: Care Quality Commission.