The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), previously known as a CRB, is a key requirement for all staff working in schools. Clarus Education will ensure ALL of our candidates have a valid and enhanced DBS check before starting any position.

To ensure each and every one of our candidates is compliant and placed as swiftly as possible, Clarus Education use online DBS applications, which speeds up the entire process. With the DBS update service, candidates can now subscribe annually (£13 per year) and ensure their DBS check is kept accurate and up to date.

Every CE candidate will require an enhanced DBS in place in order to start your position. If you have your own DBS, this will need to be registered with the update service. If you do not have a valid or registered DBS, you will be required to pay for a new one to be processed.

The cost of an Enhanced DBS check is £44, with an additional administration fee of £8.20 for the online application. An Enhanced DBS check includes the same as a standard check, plus any additional information held by local police that’s reasonably considered relevant to the workforce being applied (adult or child workforce).

DBS update service

Once you receive your copy of the DBS, you will have 19 days from the date of issue to register with the update service. Failure to do so will make your DBS invalid.

If you have any additional questions regarding your DBS or application, please feel free to contact us; our team of consultants and administrators are more than happy to answer any questions you have.