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What Is A DBS?

A DBS is a document containing information held by the police and government departments and is used by employers and voluntary organisations to make safer recruitment decisions.

Are There Different Types Of Disclosures?

Yes, there are two types:

  • Standard DBS
  • Enhanced DBS


Anyone who has regular contact with children and/or vulnerable adults in their working environment must have an Enhanced DBS.

A*Star Teachers Can Now Provide Electronic DBS Applications

Some of the benefits of using an electronic system are:

  • Speed:- We operate the fastest possible DBS checking service in the UK as our DBS checks are processed electronically. The DBS accept applications within the one hour and start processing the applications straight away. Currently 85% of all enhanced disclosures are back in our clients hands in between 14 days.
  • Accuracy:- Our error rates are under 0.1%. The Disclosure and Barring Service wrote to us in May 2012 congratulating us on our consistent low error rate performance 
  • Postage costs/delays eliminated:- Our services are totally online and are our computer systems are directly linked with the Criminal Records Bureau.

NB* YOU WILL NEED TO BRING IN ALL YOUR ORIGNAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE YOUR DBS APPLICATION BEFORE SUBMITING PAYMENT - WE WILL BE ASKED BY THE DBS & POLICE TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT WITH THE APPLICATION.

Please contact our Compliance team on 0207 272 7070 or email compliance@astarteachers.com