DBS update service guidance

Guidance, news articles and promotional material for the DBS update service.


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The update service lets you keep your DBS certificate up to date online and allows employers to check a certificate online.

You can join the update service as soon as you have your application form reference number. You can ask for the number when you apply for your DBS check.

Or you can join the update service with your certificate number when you receive your DBS certificate. If so, you must do so within 19 calendar days of the the date of issue which is printed on the certificate.

You can log in to the update service if you have already joined.