Guidance

DBS update service guidance

This briefing provides you with information about the DBS update service, helping you to understand what it is.

1 April 2021

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This briefing (updated in April 2021) provides you with information about the DBS update service, helping you to understand what it is, how to encourage subscription and the mutual benefits the service can bring to both employers and individuals.

The DBS update service is a voluntary, online subscription which allows employers to check a person's preexisting standard or enhanced DBS certificate by carrying out a free and instant online check.