DBS Requirements and Guidelines
As part of the DBS checking process, an applicant must provide a range of ID and proof of address documentation in order to prove their identity and where they live.
As the check requester, the DBS requires you (the employer) to validate the information and documentation provided by the applicant. This means ensuring that original copies of documents are produced by the applicant to the employer, who then validates the original documents and information on the application form.
If there are any discrepancies in the information provided by the applicant and/ or the identity documents supplied (where fraud is not suspected), please ask the applicant to clarify and rectify the information.
As the check requester, you must not attempt to amend the application form without the applicant’s knowledge and agreement. Doing this will invalidate the declaration by the applicant and may breach data protection legislation.
See below for a DBS Check overview:
Documents from Applicants
You may read these notes on DBS' website where you will find information on the documents that an applicant must provide.
It is essential that you become familiar with the DBS’s guidelines and your responsibilities as a check requester. You will find lots of important and useful information from the DBS via the below links: