You can apply for a Enhanced DBS through Heavenly for just £70+vat (£84)
Once the DBS application has been submitted it usually takes only a week until you receive your DBS certificate in the post. The British DBS is the police/criminal check formerly known as a CRB check.
Payment of £84 is made via PayPal, debit or credit card but check with us first that you have the correct Original documents in order to obtain a British DBS (passport or driving licence etc.) Please see below for a list of the Documents which can be accepted to prove your identity.
Please note, to work with children you will need to apply for an Enhanced DBS, a standard DBS is not enough. Get in touch to find out more!
DBS update Service
To register for the DBS Update Service you will need to go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
It costs just £13 per year and keeps your DBS certificate up to date online AND it allows emloyers/agencies to check candidates’ certificates online. Candidates have 19 days from the day of issue to sign up for this service but it is recommended that candidates should sign up using their DBS reference number while the DBS is in progress to ensure they do not miss the deadline.
Acceptable Documents which can be used to prove your identity for the purpose of obtaining a DBS.
At least 3 documents (originals) are required:
- 1 Document from Group 1 and 2 Documents from Group 2.
- If you have nothing for Group 1 you can instead use 5 Documents from Group 2.
Group 1: Primary identity documents
|Passport||Any current and valid passport|
|Biometric residence permit||UK|
|Current driving licence photocard - (full or provisional)||UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EU|
|Birth certificate - issued within 12 months of birth||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands - including those issued by UK authorities overseas, eg embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces|
|Adoption certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
Group 2a: Trusted government documents
Current driving licence photocard - (full or provisional) All countries outside the EU (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands)
Current driving licence (full or provisional) - paper version (if issued before 1998) UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EU
Birth certificate - issued after time of birth UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Marriage/civil partnership certificate HM Forces ID card UK
Firearms licence UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
All driving licences musts be valid.
Group 2b: Financial and social history documents
|Document||Notes||Issue date and validity|
|Mortgage statement||UK or EEA||Issued in last 12 months|
|Bank or building society statement||UK and Channel Islands or EEA||Issued in last 3 months|
|Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Credit card statement||UK or EEA||Issued in last 3 months|
|Financial statement, eg pension or endowment||UK||Issued in last 12 months|
|P45 or P60 statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Council Tax statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Work permit or visa||UK||Valid up to expiry date|
|Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider||Non-UK or non-EEA only - valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application||Must still be valid|
|Utility bill||UK - not mobile telephone bill||Issued in last 3 months|
|Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, Pension||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 3 months|
|EU National ID card||-||Must still be valid|
|Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands||Must still be valid|
|Letter from head teacher or college principal||UK - for 16 to 19 year olds in full time education - only used in exceptional circumstances if other documents cannot be provided|