The Disclosure and Barring service is a service provided by the Home Office. The check allows companies to make safer choices in terms of recruitment by checking applicants who may be unsafe to work certain jobs.
Other DBS Contact Numbers:
|Head Office||0844 453 0162|
|DBS Complaints||0844 453 0162|
|Customer Services||0844 453 0162|
DBS Opening Hours
|Customer Service Number||8:30am-11:30pm, 7 days a week|
DBS Head Office Address
|Head Office||DBS applications
PO Box 3961
Reasons to contact the DBS Head Office Contact Number:
- To find out more about the DBS check
- If you would like to request a DBS check for your company
- To talk to a member of the team about what the DBS consists of
- To enquire about certain details of the DBS check and who is exempt
- If you are unsatisfied with a result from the DBS check and would like to complain to a member of staff
What is the Disclosure and Barring Service
The DBS is a service provided by the Home Office. It allows companies to make safer choices when it comes to employing individuals. The service has replaced the Criminal Records Burea in recent years. It also allows a wide access to individual criminal records for companies. Formed in 2012, the DBS operates mainly in Liverpool and Darlington. If you are barred from working by the DBS, it is illegal for you to work in the sector from which you have been barred. If you are an employer and employ someone who is barred from working in your profession, this is also a criminal offence.The CRB was originally formed in 2002 under the Police Act 1997 and came about due to public concern about young children and vulnerable adults.
There are three forms of DBS checks. The process of either three of these is called the DBS certificate. Standard DBS checks are the most requested, and look into the criminal background of a prospective employee. An Enhanced DBS check is for those applying to teach young children or vulnerable adults. This check involved additional work from the police on the individual. The Enhanced with barred lists check is the same as the Enhanced check, however, includes information on whether the individual is barred from working in any other sector.
DBS application form
For companies wishing to apply for a DBS check on employees, you can only do so after the applicant has been found successful and qualifies for the job you are offering. Once this has been done, you can arrange a DBS check. You cannot apply directly through the government for a DBA application. However, on the government website, you can find a company with whom you can get a DBS check from. For more information on the application process and how to apply for DBS checks as a company, ring the number above and we will connect you to a member of staff at the DBS Contact Number.
To register yourself as a company for DBS checks, you can expect to pay around £300.
DBS tracking service
If you have applied for a job, and the company has informed you that you will have a DBS check, you can check your status online. All you will need is your DBS Applicant Form Reference and your date of birth. Once you have entered these detailed on the dedicated government website, you will see the status of your application and be able to track it’s progress.
The branch of the Home Office that deal with DBS checks have branches in both Liverpool and Darlington. If you would like to dispute your DBS certificate, you can only do so via the Liverpool office. You can write to the Liverpool office at:
PO Box 165
Or ring the number above to speak to a member of staff from the DBS contact number. They will be able to transfer you to the Liveprool office, where you can raise your dispute directly.
How much does a DBS cost?
To register yourself as a company for DBS checks, you can expect to pay £300 plus any additional charges. Fore more information on DBS checks, ring the number above and we will connect you to a member of staff on the DBS Contact Number
Where can I download a DBS form?
You can only download a DBS form once you have registered your company with a company who can process checks for you. You can find a number of local companies who can process your checks for you on the government website. Or, ring the number above and a member of staff from the DBS contact number will help you find a company.
What does a DBS check mean?
A DBS check is for companies who want to look into the criminal background of prospectful employees.
When did the DBS first start?
The DBS was first founded in 2012, and merged with the Criminal Records Burea in order for companies to find out the criminal background of prospectful employees.
Can I track a DBS application?
If you are an individual who is in the middle of a DBS check from an employee, you can track the progress of your application on the government website.
About the Disclosure and Barring Service
The DBS was formed in 2002, and merged with the CBR in order to give employers information regarding the criminal past of future or current employees. You can apply for a DBS check through the goverment and affiliated companies who can make the check for you.
Below is a recent video all about the Disclosure and Barring Service from the Home Office. For more information on the DBS and how the application works, ring the number above and we will connect you to a member of staff. From there they will be able to help you with your query or questions.