How do I apply for a DBS check?

You may be need to apply for a DBS check (Disclosure and and Barring Service check) to get a copy of your criminal record before you are able to work at a specific event or location.

Things you need to know

  • It costs £23, you can pay by credit card, debit card, Google Pay or Apple Pay.
  • The check will only show convictions that are not ‘spent’, for example some types of caution will disappear after 3 months.
  • You must be 16 or over to apply.
  • It usually takes up to 14 days for you to receive your certificate.

What you’ll need

  • Your addresses for the last 5 years and the dates you lived there
  • National Insurance number
  • UK or EU Passport
  • Driving or provisional license

Follow the link to start the application process.

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