Individuals looking for criminal record checks are restricted to Basic-level checks and cannot request Standard or Enhanced level checks on themselves. This is because the individual is not in a position to make a decision about their own suitability to work in the restricted roles that require the higher level checks. Therefore, a third party such as an employer, is required to make a decision regarding the placement of an individual in a restricted role.

If you are looking to obtain a basic level check, DDC are still able to offer this service. Individuals often ask to clarify their eligibility, so we have provided some answers below.

Individuals who simply wish to know what information is held on them should ask at their local police station for a Subject Access Report under the Data Protection Act. This costs £10 and takes about 6 weeks.