Getting DBS Checks for your staff doesn’t have to be difficult, and with Aaron’s Department, it certainly isn’t.
We’ve spent years dealing with DBS checks for employers and refining our online system to make sure the process is fast, easy, and most importantly, error-proof – all without breaking the bank!
With fast and free registration alongside start to finish customer support from our fantastic staff, you can take the stress out of applying for DBS checks in minutes.
How Our Enterprise-Ready Service Works
1. Start It
You or your applicant fills in the easy to complete, online DBS application form which takes a matter of minutes.
2. Check It
Your evidence checker then makes sure the documents are correct and forwards the form to us in the system.
3. Complete It
We then double-check everything before sending it off to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
What Online DBS Checks Do We Provide to Employers?
How Our Service Makes Your Life Easier
Our online system means you can easily register and set up candidate accounts in a matter of minutes.
You can complete the application form on behalf of the applicant, or send it via a one-click link to the applicant to do, providing a smooth and stress-free process.
We have made our application forms error-proof, meaning anything that could be a mistake is flagged up straight away, helping speed up the whole process.
Any DBS check that is sent to us before 4 pm is countersigned by us and sent to the Disclosure and Barring Service the very same day. There’s no added fast track fee for this – just our fantastic service as standard.
Nobody likes to be left in the dark. That’s why we provide you with regular email updates to keep you in the loop at every stage.
Our countersignatories are all registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service, offering guidance on your applications from start to finish with the utmost care and attention to ensure your DBS checks are correct.
Here are some of the most common questions we get asked by people wanting to do DBS checks for their staff.
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What DBS Check Does My Role Require?
There are so many roles out there, that we decided to make things simple. We have written guides to what level of DBS Check you will need for a job type, and you can view them all here:
What DBS Services Are Available at Aaron’s Department?
If you are an organisation located in England and Wales, you’re in the right place. Aaron’s Department provides Basic DBS checks, Standard DBS checks, Enhanced DBS checks, Enhanced DBS Checks with Barred List information and Adult First checks.
We have created an efficient online system that allows us to provide you with a very fast, yet cost-effective service.
Registration is free, and our support team are friendly are here to guide you through the process, answering any questions you might have about completing a DBS check, or our Online DBS checking system.
What Will Show Up On A DBS Check?
Depending on the level of DBS Check requested (Basic, Standard, or Enhanced), different information will be displayed. The higher the check, the more information will be included on the certificate.
Below is a guide to what is included in each level of check.
Basic DBS Checks
Basic DBS Checks are suitable for positions of trust or positions involving financial transactions that do not qualify for a Standard or Enhanced check. With the permission of the applicant, any organisation can request a Basic DBS check to find out the applicant’s unspent convictions and cautions.
Aaron’s Department offers Basic DBS checks for any organisation. We do not offer Basic checks for individuals.
What is a Basic DBS Check?
Used for any position or purpose, Basic DBS checks will supply the applicants with a Certificate containing details of convictions and conditional cautions from the Police National Computer (PNC) that are considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.
To apply for your own DBS disclosure, individuals should go directly to the UK Government’s website.
Standard DBS Checks
Aaron’s Department is a registered Umbrella Body authorised to process Standard DBS checks. Using our system, you can request a Standard DBS check for positions that qualify for one.
What is a Standard DBS Check?
A Standard DBS Certificate contains a filtered list of spent and unspent: convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings from the PNC. Standard DBS checks are available to organisations for positions included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.
Suitable for some roles in the financial and legal sectors, and for people working in an education or care setting including NHS hospitals who have access to regular contact with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults, but are not in a healthcare role.
For further Information and Guidance on Standard DBS checks, you can read our Standard DBS Check page.
Enhanced DBS Checks
Aaron’s Department is a registered Umbrella Body authorised to process Enhanced DBS checks. You can use our service to apply for an Enhanced disclosure certificate for those positions included in both the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975) and the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) regulations.
Examples of organisations and positions which are eligible for an Enhanced check are personal carers, nursing carers, children supervisor positions, and applicants for gambling licences.
Enhanced DBS Certificates contain a filtered list of spent and unspent: convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings from the PNC. Standard DBS checks are available to organisations for positions included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. They also include any information that the local police force considers to be relevant for disclosure.
What is an Enhanced DBS Check?
Used for protecting the most vulnerable in our society and available only to organisations, an Enhanced DBS check is a requirement for positions included in both the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) regulations. Required for positions involving contact with children and/or vulnerable adults of a specified nature within a Regulated Activity.
Enhanced DBS Checks with Barred List Information
If the position is classified as a Regulated Activity under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, an additional check must also be completed. The applicant’s name must be checked against the DBS Children’s Barred List and/or the DBS Adult’s Barred List, depending on their job role.
When applying for an Enhanced check with Aaron’s Department, if your applicants are to carry out regulated activities, then you can easily opt for a check with the barred lists.
Examples of roles that are required to do barred lists check by law:
- Personal carers
- Taxi drivers
This DBS certificate will contain all the information of the Enhanced check, with the addition of information from the children’s and/or adult’s barred lists.
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Are Your Staff Responding to COVID-19?
The Government have reduced their DBS fee to zero for qualifying staff.
You can find out if your staff qualify for this on our COVID19 checking page.