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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).
How to apply for a basic DBS check to get a copy of your criminal record, and what you must provide. It costs £23.
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.
Employers can check the criminal record of someone applying for a role.…
You can request a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on behalf of…
How you request a standard or enhanced check depends on how many checks…
Who can check your criminal record for a role, the application process and how to recognise a genuine certificate.
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.
The main things you need to consider when employing people for the first time or if you've never hired an employee before
Documents you need when you get asked for a criminal record check when applying for a role
Search for companies that can do Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on your behalf (formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks)
For additional information you cannot fit on your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application form.
DBS barring referral form to be used when referring a person to DBS. Guidance and additional information sheet included.
Reporting a person who cannot work with children or vulnerable adults
Appeal a mistake on a criminal record check certificate or appeal a decision on DBS's list of people who are barred from certain roles
If there is a mistake on your DBS certificate, the forms and guidance explain what you need to do.
Form to be printed and completed by barring customers that would like someone else to act on their behalf.
The early confirmation application form to be used alongside the DBS Update Service.
Finance queries for registered/umbrella bodies of the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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