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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).
The home of Disclosure and Barring Service on GOV.UK.
You can use our online services to check the progress of basic, standard or enhanced checks or view your certificate.
How to apply for a basic DBS check to get a copy of your criminal record, and what you must provide.
DBS offers a number of online services, including the Update Service, DBS online accounts and online tracking.
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.
Who can check your criminal record for a role, the application process and how to recognise a genuine certificate.
Information regarding a DBS online account and the services available to you as a barring or basic check customer.
The person going through a DBS check (the applicant) must give their employer original documents (not copies) to prove their identity.
Find out what level of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check) you can get for an employee you’re recruiting.
Guidance on basic DBS checks including how to apply, the cost and what information is disclosed on a basic certificate.
A collection of factsheets, updated guidelines and news stories related to DBS and coronavirus.
A collection of guidance, news articles and promotional material for the DBS Update Service.
The DBS list of offences is available in word, excel and open document spreadsheet formats.
A collection of guidance documents and information about DBS checks and processes.
Guidance for employers about DBS checks, including how to apply, registering with the DBS and the code of practice.
The Disclosure and Barring Service helps employers make safer recruitment decisions each year by processing and issuing DBS checks for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
A collection of the Disclosure and Barring Service's (DBS) Privacy Policies in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Guidance to help you validate the identity of a DBS check applicant and a new lead/countersignatory.
The main things you need to consider when employing people for the first time or if you've never hired an employee before
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