Keeping up to date records includes ensuring that the online checking process has been activated for everyone eligible to have a DBS certificate, and that the certificate is reviewed every 3 years when it is renewed.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service allows:
- applicants to keep their DBS certificates up to date
- employers to check a DBS certificate
The service is for standard and enhanced DBS checks only.
Both the Employer and Employee / Volunteer need to register for the Update Service.
You must register for the Update Service within 30 days of the certificate being issued.