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Which DBS check do I need? – Mayor

If you would like to become a mayor in the you will need to take a basic DBS check.

DBS checks are statutory checks established to keep the public safe from those who are unsuitable for public-facing roles.

Your work as a mayor will involve lots of engagement with the public so under the terms of the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, you will need to undergo a DBS check for a mayor.

A DBS check for a mayor will be a basic check which requires a search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.

All other frontline roles in the UK are subject to a DBS check. DBS checks are carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service on behalf of the Home Office.

Eligibility to serve as a mayor

A basic DBS check for a mayor is only a first level CRB check and will not include spent convictions.

However, if you have been sentenced to prison for three months or more during the five years prior to election day, you will not be able to become a mayor (these sentences include suspended sentences).

To apply for a basic DBS

If you would like to discuss your basic DBS with us today or apply for a basic DBS online, call 0333 030 0446 or visit our home page now.