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Eligibility Advice (Children)

To apply for a Standard or Enhanced DBS check, an applicant must be involved in what is called ‘Regulated Activity’. Regulated Activity is made up of many components which all, or at least some, must be met to apply for one of these checks. 

An example of these components are:

1. Activity

Is the Applicant undertaking unsupervised activities such as:

Caring for or supervising
Providing advice
Guidance on well-being
Driving a vehicle for children

2. Establishments

Is the Applicant working within a limited range of specialist establishments with opportunity for contact with children? Such as:

  • Educational institution exclusively or mainly for the provision of full-time education to children - Schools, Academies, Nurseries, Colleges- anytime up to the age of 18
  • Pupil referral units
  • Residential children's care homes
  • Children's detention centres
  • Children's centres in England- (This does not include work by supervised volunteers)

Please note: Children's Hospitals are NOT covered for Barred List checks.

3. Frequency

The applicant must have contact with children in the following time frames:

Once a week or more
4 or more days in a 30 day period
Overnight between the hours of 2am-6am and the opportunity for face to face contact.



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