Benefits of Aaron's Department's Online DBS Service

Aaron's Department's online DBS processing system removes the printing, posting and most of the administrative delays experienced when using the standard DBS paper form. It is more environment-friendly as well, and our prices are as little as £3.97.

By using our online DBS system, you speed up the process and get your results faster, saving you time, and helps you get job applicants into work faster.

Aaron's Department's DBS online checking service is the best option if you would like a low-cost and fast DBS checking service.

Using our system enables you to:

  • Complete every step of the process in one place.
  • Fix mistakes in your DBS application as you go.
  • Track the progress of your DBS application.

Aaron's Department's Online DBS System

Our online DBS checks processing system is connected directly to the UK Government's gateway which enables faster processing and issuing of DBS Certificates. Our fastest DBS result in 2019 was 1 hour 59 minutes.

You can apply for Basic, Standard or Enhanced DBS checks through our online system. We also offer Enhanced checks with Barred Lists information and Adult First checks.

Anyone can apply for a Basic check for any purpose. The Standard and Enhanced DBS checks can be requested only if the positions offered are eligible. If you are not sure, please read the DBS eligibility guidance.

With Aaron's Department, you can request the level of DBS check suitable for the position you are offering, and receive the DBS results within hours.

A Simple Process with Aaron's Department

You can do all of the following using only our website:

Set up your applicants and invite them to complete the DBS forms.

Submit the DBS applications through the automatic error checking system

Have the application forms countersigned by our staff who are vetted by the DBS

Have our system transfer the application to the DBS through the UK Government's Gateway

Track the progress of the DBS applications with the integrated tracking system

Difference Between Online and Paper DBS Checks

With paper DBS checks, you need to physically transfer the DBS forms and documents through the Post Office to the DBS. If there is something wrong, incorrect information or there is something missing, the DBS form and the other documents would have to be sent back to you, again through the Post Office slowing down the process and causing delays.

Our online DBS checking system allows you to perform all of this, saving you time and money. This is much simpler and doesn't require the physical transfer of the documents.

Aaron's Department's online system is designed to speed up the process and to make sure your applications are error-proof. The system also has integrated tracking so you’ll know at which stage each of your applications is at any time.

Even though paper applications are much slower than online, if you prefer to work with them, we will process your paper applications too.

A Quick and Easy Registration

Register your company with Aaron’s Department's online system for free in less than 15 minutes. The registration process is easy and straightforward, and all you need to get started is your company details, as well as personal and contact information.

As soon as you sign up and set up your candidates, you could be getting your first DBS result back in a couple of hours.

After you set up your candidates, you have the options to:

Built-in Error Checking System

Aaron’s Department makes the application process error-proof with its automatic error checking system that points out mistakes and incorrectly completed forms. The applicant can correct any mistake right away and avoid being rejected because of an incorrectly completed application. This saves a lot of time and prevents delays caused by rejected applications.

Integrated Tracking System

Our system incorporates a DBS tracking service that lets you track your application, telling you at which stage it is as well as e-mailing you updates each step of the process. To track the application, you just need the DBS Applicant Form Reference Number and date of birth of the applicant.

Easy to Pay with Online Credits

The prices for the DBS Checks differ according to the type of check required. There are two methods to pay for a DBS check at Aaron’s Department:

Bank Transfer - Using BACS or your online banking system

You can pay by using BACS or an online banking system. With this method, you are eligible for Free Admin Credit.

Credit/Debit Card

You can pay simply by using your credit or debit card.

How Much Is A DBS Check?

At Aaron's Department, we pride ourselves on providing DBS checks at an affordable price, whilst still being able to give a quality service.

This means that the cost of a Basic, Standard, or Enhanced DBS check is only what the DBS charge for a check, plus a small admin fee, starting from as little as £3.97.

If you would like to read a full break down of these prices, you can read more on our DBS pricing page.

Discounts and Admin Credit

Aaron’s Department rewards you for paying in advance by giving you Free Admin credit. The more checks you pay in advance for - the bigger the Admin Fee is and therefore the more Free Admin credit we give you.

For example: If the total Admin fees in your payment add up to £600 or more, you will get 75% Free Admin credit toward any future admin fees you may incur using our DBS services.

*The Admin Fee credit can only be used for administrative fees with Aaron's Department or Adult First requests.

Decide Who Receives the Disclosure Certificate

To ensure the applicants are protected against errors and to guarantee the applicants’ right of choosing to whom they show the DBS Certificate, the DBS issues the certificate to the applicants only. It is up to the applicant to decide who is allowed to see the issued certificate.

Choose a Nominated Counter-Signatory

Applicants can choose to allow a Nominated Signatory to view their results if they are clear, as soon as they have been issued and you won't have to wait for the printed Certificate to arrive.

No Contract

We don’t make you sign contracts tying you in for years. You should work with us only if you want to, and we won’t try to lock you in with hidden conditions or costs. You can ‘pay as you go’ without any minimum DBS checks required.

Need Help?

If you need help or you have further questions to ask, feel free to contact us or give us a call at +44 113 877 0171. Our experienced DBS specialists will be happy to help you with any DBS problems you might be facing.

Our Guarantee

Aaron's Department GUARANTEE, every application received will be processed and sent to the DBS the same day, so get started now!