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Which DBS check do I need? – Television Presenter

To be employed as a television presenter you will need to take a basic DBS check.

A basic DBS check is a statutory background check carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Working under the terms of the1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, the Disclosure and Barring Service conduct checks on all public-facing roles. The DBS exists to keep the public, particularly children and vulnerable adults, safe.

What does a basic DBS check involve?

A basic DBS check for a television presenter will involve a search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions. Once the search is complete, you will receive a DBS certificate listing any information found. If the search returns no results, your DBS certificate will be blank.

Your employer will need to see your DBS certificate to ensure you are suitable for a role as a television presenter. Without a certificate you will not be able to complete the application process.

There are four types of DBS checks in existence:

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

A basic DBS check for a television presenter is a low level CRB check which can be requested by you or your employer.

Complete your basic DBS online with us today. We support individuals and organisations to complete basic DBS checks quickly and accurately online.

To find out more, visit our home page now, or call us on 0333 030 0446 today for support with any aspect of your basic DBS check.