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DBS Check Royal Air Force | Royal Air Force DBS Check | DBS & CRB Check for Royal Air Forces

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When joining the Royal Air Force you could be asked to take a DBS check.

What is a DBS check?

A DBS check is a statutory check carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service on behalf of the Home Office.

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

  • Basic DBS
  • Standard DBS
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Enhanced DBS with barring lists

Under the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, any employee who works in a role with a degree of contact with the public is subject to one of these CRB checks.

The strongest DBS checks are enhanced DBS checks. Enhanced DBS checks are reserved for those working in the closest contact with the public, particularly children and vulnerable adults.

In particular, those who engage in unsupervised contact with children and vulnerable adults, must undertake an enhanced DBS with barring lists which is a search of the children’s and vulnerable adults’ barred lists.

DBS checks for the RAF

For those who wish to work for the RAF, a DBS check for the Royal Air Force could be a basic, standard or enhanced DBS. The type of DBS you are asked to complete will depend on the level of interaction you will have with the public in role.

A basic DBS check for the Royal Air Force will require a search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.

Alternatively, a standard DBS check for the RAF will involve a check for any unspent or spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings in existence on the Police National Computer.

If you are likely to have close contact with children and/ or vulnerable adults when working for the RAF, you may be asked to take an enhanced DBS which will require a check for any spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, cautions, warnings and non-conviction information held by relevant police forces.

Only basic DBS checks can be requested by either you or the RAF, all other types of DBS checks can only be applied for by the Royal Air Force.

If you would like support with a basic DBS application or would like to complete a basic DBS check online, call one of our friendly experts today on 0333 030 0446 or visit our home page now.