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Which DBS check do I need? – Waiter/ Waitress

Enhanced if working in location which is a care provider, such as hospital or care home.

If you wish to work as a waiter or waitress in the UK you will need to take a DBS check as part of your recruitment process. DBS checks are formal criminal checks undertaken by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

There are four types of DBS checks, most can only be requested by your employer. Only basic DBS checks can be applied for by both an employer and an individual.

A DBS check for a waiter or waitress in the UK is a basic or an enhanced DBS check, depending on your place of work.

The degree of DBS check you need changes according to the level of contact you will have with the public in role. If you will be working in a place which provides a level of care to the public, such as a care home or hospital, you will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

A basic DBS check for a waiter or waitress in the UK will require a formal search to see if you have any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.

On the other hand, an enhanced DBS check for a waiter or waitress will search for any spent convictions, reprimands, cautions, warnings and non-conviction information held by relevant police forces.

Since the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Ac, DBS checks have been necessary for all those working in frontline roles, including waiters and waitresses.

An enhanced DBS check is a robust check to ensure the public, particularly children and vulnerable adults, are properly safeguarded. Visit unlock.org to find out more about the different types of DBS checks in operation in the UK and what they could mean for you.

To complete your basic DBS application online with us today or receive unlimited support with your basic DBS check, visit our home page or call one of our friendly experts today on: 0333 030 0446.