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Which DBS check do I need? – Radio Broadcaster

Radio broadcasters in the UK can expect to be asked to undergo a basic DBS check. A basic DBS check is carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service and involves a search to see if you have any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.

There are four types of DBS checks in operation in the UK:

  • a basic DBS check
  • a standard DBS check
  • an enhanced DBS check
  • an enhanced DBS check with barring lists

Each check requires a different depth of search. The 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders sets out the degree of CRB check needed for each frontline role included in the act.

A DBS check for a radio broadcaster falls into the first level of DBS checks so you will only need a basic DBS check.

A basic DBS check for a radio broadcaster will involve a search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions. Spent convictions will not be included in this type of DBS check.

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.