The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has launched the update service.
From today (17 June 2013), you can join the DBS update service putting you in greater control of your information.
The service also allows you to reuse a DBS certificate when applying for similar roles within the same workforce.
Joining the update service will reduce bureaucracy, saving time and money.
If you join the update service your employer can go online, with your consent, and carry out a free, status check to find out if the information on the DBS certificate is current and up-to-date.
Find out more
You can read more about the update service in our guidance collection