Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check

Nannies can apply for a DBS check only through a nanny agency.

Babushka Childcare requires all the successful candidates to undergo the DBS check.

The DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service is not the same as a Police Check.

The DBS check is the highest level of check and covers the following:

  • Whether the applicant appears on the Protection of Children Act List
  • Whether the applicant is on the “List of 99” and has been banned from working with children
  • Whether the applicant has been convicted of any offences including a spent conviction or was disqualified from working with children
  • Any other relevant information which the police could include, for example, the information on the member of the family of the candidate who has been under the child protection investigation.

For more information please visit the Disclosure and Barring Service official website.