Recruiting and hiring


  1. DBS Update Service

    Use the DBS Update Service to keep your DBS check certificates up to date or check an applicant's DBS certificate (used to be called CRB checks).

  2. Check someone's criminal record as an employer

    How to request a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for a potential employee: types of DBS check, how to request a check, how much it costs, how long it takes.

  3. Get support in work if you have a disability or health condition (Access to Work)

    Get help at work, including an Access to Work grant, if you have a disability or health condition - eligibility, how to apply

  4. The National Minimum Wage and Living Wage

    Who is entitled to minimum wage - NMW and NLW current rates and penalties if employers do not pay it

  5. Checking a job applicant's right to work

    Make sure a job applicant can work in the UK - check they have the right documents and make sure you're not prosecuted for employing an illegal worker

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Track or view your DBS certificate
  2. Update Service and other DBS online services
  3. DBS checks: guidance for employers
  4. Basic DBS checks: guidance
  5. DBS ID checking guidelines
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News and communications

  1. Llwybr ymgeisio ar-lein sylfaenol Cymraeg newydd
  2. New Welsh basic online application route
  3. Ministers discuss new immigration system at tech industry summit
  4. Projects set to help women back to work
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Research and statistics

  1. DBS dataset 5: police disclosure unit performance
  2. DBS dataset 4: barring cases and appeals
  3. DBS dataset 3: number and type of registered and umbrella body applications
  4. DBS dataset 2: Disputes volumes and response times
  5. DBS dataset 1: Disclosure Progress, Update Service and DBS Basics Information
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. DBS Privacy Policies
  2. Registered Body Compliance Policy
  3. Online Account Privacy Policy
  4. Standard and Enhanced DBS check Privacy Policy
  5. Individual Rights Policy
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