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You can use our online services to check the progress of basic, standard or enhanced checks or view your certificate.
DBS offers a number of online services, including the Update Service, DBS online accounts and online tracking.
Guidance to help you validate the identity of a DBS check applicant and a new lead/countersignatory.
These guidelines come into effect from 1 July 2021, however the previous…
Daw’r canllawiau hyn i rym o 1 Gorffennaf 2021, ond gellir defnyddio’r…
Introduction This guidance will help you validate the identity of a…
This is the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) digital identity (ID)…
Introduction The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) digital identity…
Information regarding a DBS online account and the services available to you as a barring or basic check customer.
Guidance on basic DBS checks including how to apply, the cost and what information is disclosed on a basic certificate.
Guidance for employers about DBS checks, including how to apply, registering with the DBS and the code of practice.
Step by step guidance for applicants filling in the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application form.
The DBS list of offences is available in word, excel and open document spreadsheet formats.
A list of Responsible Organisations and their responsibilities.
A table of rehabilitation periods for the most common sentences and disposals, and example scenarios.
Guidance for applicants regarding the DBS update service, including how to join and how to renew your subscription.
This guidance covers the role that the police play in the DBS checking process.
A guide to requesting a DBS certificate reprint and forms to complete.
Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) guidance about making referrals. Also includes information about relevant offences.
Guides to help you identify the types of work eligible for an enhanced DBS check in each workforces, including regulated activity.
As an employer, you can access the Update Service to do status checks on an individual’s standard or enhanced DBS certificate, if they've joined the service.
A guide to eligibility for standard certificates, for Registered Bodies and employers.
A collection of guidance and policy documents relating to the submission of basic checks, for Responsible Organisations.
Guidance and information regarding the sensitive applications route for transgender applicants.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sets out internationally recognised codes, designated to each country and most dependent areas.
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