DBS ID checking guidelines

Guidance to help you validate the identity of a DBS check applicant and a new lead/countersignatory.


Organisations registered with us need to check the identity of a DBS check applicant as part of the applicaton process. A slightly different process is also part of a countersignatory or lead countersignatory application.

We have two guidance documents to help with each identity check:

  1. ID checking guidelines for DBS check applicants
  2. ID checking guidelines for countersignatory and lead countersignatory applicants