Each and every day, hundreds of us submit our applications. And usually, things progress very smoothly. Fill in the application form, prove your identity and address, then just sit back and wait for the certificate to arrive in the post.
It’s a common misconception that applying for basic disclosure checks is a hassle. It’s certainly true that there’s some admin and paperwork involved. But it doesn’t have to be incredibly time consuming.
It sounds like a very simple question. How do you define a child? Legally though, there is no straightforward answer. In England, children over the age of 10 have criminal responsibility, meaning they can be prosecuted if they commit a crime.
It’s natural to feel some degree of confusion over the different levels of DBS checks. For a start, the system has changed name over the years. We used to talk about Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB checks.