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Which DBS check do I need? – Licensed Conveyancer

Licensed conveyancers in the UK are subject to a standard DBS check as part of the recruitment process.

DBS checks are a statutory vetting process for those working in public-facing roles.

Used to ensure those employed are suitable for work with the public, DBS checks are carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service on behalf of the Home Office. For those living in Scotland, DBS checks are managed by Disclosure Scotland.

Your employer will ask you to complete an application to launch the search by the DBS and will want to see the resulting DBS certificate once the DBS check is complete. Your DBS certificate will be sent to you by post and online by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The certificate will display any records found. If nothing turns up in the search your DBS certificate will be blank.

A DBS check for a licensed conveyancer will cover any unspent or spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings in existence on the Police National Computer.

The CRB check is necessary due to the contact you will have with the public in role. To find out more about a DBS check for a licensed conveyancer visit: Council for Licensed Conveyancers.