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lauralings

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Hi, has anyone had a dr10, and then had to do a enhanced DBS check?, I have googled and asked around and everything states that because it is a road traffic conviction and not a criminal conviction it doesn’t appear on a DBS check, any help at all I would appreciate tia

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Anxiousannie

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Hi, has anyone had a dr10, and then had to do a enhanced DBS check?, I have googled and asked around and everything states that because it is a road traffic conviction and not a criminal conviction it doesn’t appear on a DBS check, any help at all I would app
 

grice96

Well-known member
Can confirm as it was on mine. Drink driving is a recordable offence and will be shown on a DBS check for 11 years. Many driving convictions such as speeding, no insurance and using a phone are non-recordable offences and as such will not show up on a DBS check.
 

price1367

TTC Group
Hi, has anyone had a dr10, and then had to do a enhanced DBS check?, I have googled and asked around and everything states that because it is a road traffic conviction and not a criminal conviction it doesn’t appear on a DBS check, any help at all I would appreciate tia
You have asked the wrong people then!
It is classed as a criminal conviction and, as others have said, will appear on a DBS check for 11 years.... PROVIDING that is your only conviction. If you have, or you gain, another criminal conviction (not just drink driving) then both will NEVER be spent for DBS purposes.
 

lauralings

Member
You have asked the wrong people then!
It is classed as a criminal conviction and, as others have said, will appear on a DBS check for 11 years.... PROVIDING that is your only conviction. If you have, or you gain, another criminal conviction (not just drink driving) then both will NEVER be spent for DBS purposes.
Thank you, I was asking my stepdad who has had enhanced dbs checks done as part of working with vulnerable adults, and he stated that none of his driving history came up on his, his most recent one being 2016, that’s why I was confused, so basically I am to declare this dr10 before the check is done and hope for the best after the check.
 

Anxiousannie

Active member
Yes the dbs takes longer to come through as they have to check the police records etc. Mine took 6 weeks. I was honest with employers and they were fine with it.
 

TipsyNurse

Well-known member
All motoring offences processed by the police are criminal offences. The only ones that aren't are ones processed by councils which are referred to as decriminalised.

The difference is some offences are recordable - meaning they show on your DBS check. Some less serious offences, like speeding, aren't recordable. So you don't get a criminal record for speeding, but you do get one for drink driving.

If you have a normal DBS check then the drink driving will show for five years from the date of conviction.

If you have an enhanced DBS check, e.g. if you are working with children or vulnerable adults - then it is the police's discretion whether to show it beyond five yuears, but in my experience they always do. I knew someone who couldn't hold a key for a church because the police still disclosed a 14 year old DD offence on the enhanced check.

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