The Update Service
A DBS check only shows your convictions on the date you get the check.
If you have a basic check, you can register an online services account to update your certificate or allow an employer to view it.
Keep your certificate safe
DBS cannot provide replacements for lost or damaged certificates so a new one is required
Certificates have security features to prove they’re genuine, including:
- a ‘crown seal’ watermark repeated down the right side, visible both on the surface and when held up to the light
- a background design featuring the word ‘Disclosure’, which appears in a wave-like pattern across both sides of a certificate – the pattern’s colour alternates between blue and green on the reverse
- ink and paper that change colour when wet