Councils and local authorities are very strict on giving out contracts to coach and taxi companies without having full DBS checks' done.
Sadly RP, when faced with the choice of getting a contract with a LEA or Council, most, if not all, transport companies will insist on DBS checking.
I have friends that are driving instructors, that profession is now checked.
I have friends that are taxi drivers, they have to pass a DBS.
I have a friend that works as a 3rd party for a local council as a photographer, he is checked.
If you had several school run drivers off sick, and you were left with the one that couldn't transport the kids, what would you as an employer do ?
We are in a recession, there are hundreds of thousands of people trying to support their families, with businesses going down the pan everyday, the rules are changing.
Change your profession, become a van driver or a lorry driver, and move on.