Making a mistake on a DBS application can result in wasted time, and money. Not only does it result in the DBS taking longer to complete the check, it is more than likely to result in them rejecting the application without refund.
Once an application has been sent to the DBS, they do not allow any adjustments to be made, no matter how small.
How Do I Correct A Mistake On My DBS Application
You can only correct mistakes if the DBS application has not been submitted to the DBS. As soon as you realise there is a mistake on your application, you should inform your employer immediately. They can either make the change themselves, or ask the Registered Body the application is with to return it, so amendments can be made.
DBS applications aren’t cheap, so it is important both the applicant and Evidence Checker don’t rush through it. Taking an extra 5 minutes to check could save you a lot of time and money!
How Do The DBS Find Mistakes?
If you have submitted a previous DBS application, and there is a discrepancy between it and the new one, the DBS will notice immediately. For example, if you disclosed a surname on a previous application, but not on a new one, they will notice the difference, and question why.
On top of this, if the application is sent to Local Police Authorities, they may also notice sections that don’t match up to what they have on file.
Summary – What Happens If I Make A Mistake On My DBS Application?
If a DBS application with a mistake is sent to the DBS, it will cause delays, as well as result in the application being rejected, without refund. Any mistakes that are detected before the application has been sent to the DBS can be amended.
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John has processed more applications than days he has been alive, and has become the DBS expert. Got a question? He knows the answer!