DBS Checks

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, 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

DocumentNotes
PassportAny current and valid passport
Biometric residence permitUK
Current driving licence photocard - (full or provisional)UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EU
Birth certificate - issued within 12 months of birthUK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands - including those issued by UK authorities overseas, eg embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces
Adoption certificateUK and Channel Islands

Group 2a: Trusted government documents

DocumentNotes
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 birthUK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Marriage/civil partnership certificate
HM Forces ID cardUK
Firearms licenceUK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

All driving licences musts be valid.

Group 2b: Financial and social history documents

DocumentNotesIssue date and validity
Mortgage statementUK or EEA Issued in last 12 months
Bank or building society statementUK and Channel Islands or EEA Issued in last 3 months
Bank or building society account opening confirmation letterUKIssued in last 3 months
Credit card statementUK or EEA Issued in last 3 months
Financial statement, eg pension or endowmentUKIssued in last 12 months
P45 or P60 statementUK and Channel IslandsIssued in last 12 months
Council Tax statementUK and Channel IslandsIssued in last 12 months
Work permit or visaUKValid up to expiry date
Letter of sponsorship from future employment providerNon-UK or non-EEA only - valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of applicationMust still be valid
Utility billUK - not mobile telephone billIssued in last 3 months
Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, PensionUKIssued 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 IslandsIssued in last 3 months
EU National ID card-Must still be valid
Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logoUK, Isle of Man and Channel IslandsMust still be valid
Letter from head teacher or college principalUK - for 16 to 19 year olds in full time education - only used in exceptional circumstances if other documents cannot be provided