What does it check?

This check allows us to carry out a fast check of the DBS Adults' Barred List, something that can be done while waiting for the results of a DBS Enhanced Level check.

This check is limited to individuals working for care and nursing homes or home care services for vulnerable adults. It will advise whether an individual can start work immediately, under supervision, or whether they need to wait for the full result of their DBS Enhanced Level check. DBS advises that this check should only be used in exceptional circumstances and when absolutely necessary. To undertake this check, the position must require a criminal record check by law, the position must be eligible for access to the DBS Adults' Barred List, and the organisation must have requested a check of the DBS Adults' Barred List on the DBS application form.

Est. turnaround time

3-5 working days

Supported in

United Kingdom




Application in process for an Enhanced DBS check

Data Sources

Disclosure & Barring Service

Relevant Industries

Only for certain job roles in care industry.