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When Does a DBS Check Expire?

When Does a DBS Check Expire?

When does a DBS check expire?

A DBS check has no official expiration date.  due to the nature of a DBS check a DBS check expire date would be useless.  Any information included will be accurate at the time the check was carried out. It is up to an employer to decide if and when a new check is needed.  However most employers will want a new DBS check to be made when applying for a position.  Despite the fact that a DBS check doesn’t expire, it still needs to be updated when entering a new position as new entries could have been raised on the police system which could prevent a person from working in the applied position.

Should I Get A New DBS Check Made?

 “Should I request a new check when my DBS check expires?”
Amy, Worcester.

As we stated above a DBS check never expires, however it does become deprecated with time, a DBS check from ten years ago would be useless today, so the answer to this question is yes, but only when the need arises.

How Do I Get A DBS check When the DBS Check Expires?

If you feel that your DBS Check is no longer relevant or have been requested to get a new one you can contact us using the following DBS Check Enquiry  form.

What Is The Process Of Getting A DBS Check?

The process to getting a DBS check is as follows:

  1. The employer gets an application form from the DBS or an umbrella body (a registered body that gives access to DBS checks).
  2. The employer gives the applicant the form to fill in and return to them along with documents proving their identity.
  3. The employer sends the completed application form to DBS or their umbrella body.
  4. DBS sends a certificate to the applicant. The employer will have to ask the applicant to see the certificate.
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