A common source of confusion is whether individuals under the age of 18 need a DBS Check. As they are technically still children, it is easy to understand why it’s confusing. Depending on the job role, anyone over the age of 16 is required to have a DBS Check. This is true regardless of whether they are working full-time, volunteering, or completing work experience. If you neglect to carry out the appropriate DBS Checks on someone working for your business and they are over the age of 16, then you could be liable for not meeting your statutory requirements.