Updated to reflect that individuals in England and Wales can use a "responsible organisation" registered with the DBS for basic criminal records checks.
Additional information on the law on recruitment selection for NHS employers, including values based recruitment and the NHS Employment Check Standards. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on recruitment selection.
Updated to include a reference to R (on the application of P and others) v Secretary of State for Justice and others, in which the Court of Appeal considered the filtering process for DBS checks.
Updated to include changes to the law on employing foreign nationals.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to use of background checks.