DVLA Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: DVLA are now processing paper applications, however these will take longer to process as the DVLA are working with reduced staff to meet social distancing requirements. If your application requires medical information or examinations there are likely to be delays also.
Click here for more information

Convicted Driver Insurance

Compare quotes from leading drink driver insurance specialists in the UK

Get Quotes

DBS - the implications?

C J 1980

Well-known member

I was convicted of drink driving earlier this year and I am presently looking for employment. I'm aware that my conviction is classed as unspent until the 5th anniversary of my conviction at court which will be in 2024.

I am curious to know more about the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) that comes up frequently in most job's I have looked at. Clearly I have to declare my conviction but does it rule me out of certain careers? Professional driving and even train driving is out of the question - I don't need to be a rocket scientist to know this!?!?!

From what I understand DBS has a major impact if you have been convicted of certain crimes such as domestic violence, sexual offences or violence.

My drink driving conviction is the only time I have fallen fowl of the law but I would like to clarify where I stand with the DBS. A careers advisor has reassured me that it should not effect me if I wanted to work with children or vulnerable adults but I'm still not 100% sure about this.

As you seem like a fountain of knowledge of legal issues - the purpose of my thread was to find out more about what potential employers are looking out for with DBS.

Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards