DBS Check Service


If you want to work in a childcare position in England or Wales you will be required to have a DBS check (formerly CRB). This is a check of your criminal record by the Disclosure and Barring Service. After the check, you will be provided with a certificate that you can be shown to prospective employers/parents to show you are a suitable person to work with children, giving them peace of mind.

For more information about the Disclosure & Barring Service please visit the government website.

You are also required to have these checks if you wish to apply for the voluntary register with Ofsted as a childminder, which can further increase your employability. We have many years’ experience completing these checks and offer a guidance service to help people with their application. Upon purchasing our DBS check you will be asked to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly team who will go through the next steps.

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Who the DBS service is suitable for

This service is ideal for anyone looking to work with children. You can show the certificate to parents/employers to prove you are suitable to work in an environment with children. For us to be able to register you, we will require the following documentation:

  1. Valid and up to date passport OR UK driving license (this can be a provisional one)
  2. Proof of your current UK address e.g. bank statement or utility bill (this must be no older than 3 months)
  3. You will need to fill out our DBS application form (please note we will require the last 5 years of your address history, including any time abroad)

Step 1

Schedule your appointment for your DBS check (see form below)

If this is unavailable please email us directly on info@childcarestudies.co.uk

Step 2

You will be contacted by us via email or telephone to arrange an appointment for you to meet one of our trained team, this can be done at our office or at one of our training locations at the weekend.

During this meeting you will be required to bring ID with you, so we are able to run an Identity check for you. This could be a passport and 2 other items to prove your address such as a bank statement or unity bill. Please note these items must be dated within the last 3 months.

Step 3

We will register your details via the DBS portal and you will receive a registration number that allows you to track your application online via this page.

Step 4

Once the first 3 steps have been completed we will process your DBS check along with your employment background check. We will notify you once this has been completed which typically takes around 2 weeks, although on occasion can can take up to 6 weeks.

The certificate will be sent to you directly from the DBS via post.

Step 5

Once the check has been completed you must subscribe to the update service, this allows you to keep up-to-date with renewing your check for an annual subscription of £13 a year. This will save you a lot of money and allow you to take your certificate to different roles. We will supply you with an application reference number which allows you to subscribe via the DBS service – this must be used within 14 days of the DBS certificate issue date. We advise you do this immediately once you have your application reference number and not to wait until you have your paper copy.  If you do not do this within 14 days, you will not be able to register for the service for that year.

Where to bring Your Documents

Please note, due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, we are unable to process your documents in person.

At the moment, document checks can be done by remote session, or verified by a third party or at the post office.

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DBS Check

  • Please select which day/s are best suitable for you to come to our office with your documents and complete the application.
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    Please let us know what time is suitable for you on the day/s you have selected. If the time is different for each day this can be discussed when we contact you.


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