What does it check?
The Enhanced level check (for individuals in England and Wales) provides details on all unspent and spent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (subject to filtering rules) and will also check information held on an individual by the police.
This check is available only for certain job roles, duties, positions and licences as outlined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) regulations. It is normally required where an individual will work or volunteer in a role providing services to (or having close and regular supervision of) children or vulnerable adults. Depending on the role, it can be ordered on its own or with checks on one or both of the Children's or Adult's Barred Lists.