DBS News - A Million Subscribers To Update Service

The Disclosure and Barring Service has now had over 1 million subscribers to its Update Service.

The Update Service which was launched in June 2013, puts applicants in greater control of their information, and allows you to re-use A DBS certificate when applying for similar roles within the same workforce (i.e Child Workforce / Adult Workforce / Child and Adult Workforce).

Joining the Update Service reduces bureaucracy, and saves time and money. It allows your employer to go online, with your consent, and carry out a free status check to find out if the information on your DBS certificate is current and up-to-date. This reduces the need for an applicant to apply for multiple checks when moving from one job or volunteering role to another in the same workforce (area of DBS that you have been checked or when required to complete a re-check. The vast majority of individuals who use the Update Service have told the Disclosure and Barring Service that they have felt it improves safeguarding, which remains a priority for DBS and the Government.

You now have 30 days from your certificate issue date to register for the Update Service. Registration costs £13 per year (payable by direct debit or credit card only). THERE'S NO CHARGE IF YOU ARE A VOLUNTEER.

For more information https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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