Three main DBS services are offered by the Disclosure and Barring Service. This simple guide will help you choose the correct DBS check for you and facilitate your DBS application process. Q1. Do you or your Employees…
- Work with Children?
- Work with adults at risk?
- Carry out a role that specifically requires you to have a disclosure?
If you are going to be:
Involved in regularly caring for, training, supervising, in sole charge or working with children /vulnerable adults. You require an Enhanced Disclosure
if you are or entering into:
A profession as specified in the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you require a Standard Disclosure
You’re ready to proceed with your application now that you know which DBS check you need. Required DBS check documents (originals):
The DBS Update Service The DBS update service lets applicants keep their DBS certificates up to date and allows employers to check certificates. You can register your DBS online once you have your application reference number or alternatively, you can wait until you receive the certificate number and register with it. This step needs to be completed within 30 days of the certificate issue date. Registration details:
- Original passport or driving licence with date of birth
- Two proof of address documents: Utility bill, bank, mortgage or credit card statement all dated within 3 months of the date of issue
Spent Convictions On 26 March 2013, the Home Office announced proposals to amend the current statutory regime in relation to the disclosure of spent convictions and cautions, so that old and minor cautions and convictions would be filtered from disclosure. This has led to the following changes to the law.
- Lasts for one year
- Cost: £13.00
- Can be renewed yearly