DBS Check Benefits of Aaron’s Department’s Online Service

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When doing a DBS Check online, you want a service which is easy to use and packs a lot of punch.

At Aaron’s Department, our DBS Check benefits help you get the best possible experience, at the best price.

Our online DBS processing system removes the printing, posting and administrative delays experienced when using paper DBS application forms – it’s more environment-friendly as too.

Being directly connected to the UK Government’s Gateway, and processing all DBS applications we receive the same day*, you and your staff can get a promptly issued DBS certificate.

*Processed the same day when received by 4pm.

Using Our DBS Application System Enables You To:

Complete every step of the process all in one place, fix mistakes in your DBS application as you go, as well as track the process of your DBS application. All this while saving you time and money with every DBS check.

DBS Check benefits

Applying For DBS Checks With Aaron’s Department

How Long Does a DBS Check Take?

With a DBS system built with you in mind, we have seen many DBS checks results returned quickly, even within the hour in some cases!

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.

When you use Aaron’s Department, you can request any of the following levels of DBS checks that are suitable for the position you are hiring for, and potentially receive the DBS result within hours – just one of our many DBS check benefits we offer.

Basic DBS Check

As the name suggests, this gives a “basic” overview on the individual’s criminal history, only showing unspent convictions.

This can be requested on anyone, as long as you have the candidates’ permission!


From £20.83

(£18 Gov. fee, £3.11-£5.45+VAT admin fee)

Standard DBS Check

These are requested by employers for positions that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1074 Exceptions Order 1975.

This contains both spent and unspent convictions


From £22.54

(£18 Gov. fee, £5.00-£8.75+VAT admin fee)

Enhanced DBS Check

As the most detailed level of DBS check, it can only be requested for positions in certain instances.

If working with vulnerable adults/children, a Barred List Check may also be needed.


From £43.69

(£38 Gov. fee, £6.26-£10.95+VAT admin fee)

DBS Check BenefitsFree Checks For Volunteers!

If you’re hiring someone as a volunteer (they don’t get any current or future financial gain from the position), then they could be eligible for a free Standard or Enhanced DBS check!

What is DBS Application Process?

The following happens when you use our application system:

  • Set up your applicants and invite them to complete the DBS forms (or fill them out on their behalf).

  • Complete and submit the DBS applications through our automatic error checking systematic error checking system.

  • The application form is then countersigned by our staff, who will double-check for any potential errors.

  • Our system will then transfer the application to the DBS through the UK Government’s Gateway.

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

Features and DBS Check Benefits of Our Online System

DBS Check Benefits – 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:

Be a Representative for Your Applicant

You can fill in the required forms on behalf of your applicants and let them check and approve the information entered before the application is processed to the DBS.

Let Your Applicants Complete the Forms Themselves

The applicants are able to complete the required forms online with their personal details. The completed forms are then checked by a nominated counter-signatory.

DBS Check Benefits – 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.

DBS Check Benefits – 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.

DBS Check Benefits – Simple Payment

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.

DBS Check Benefits – Discounts and Free 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.

DBS Check Benefits – 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.

DBS Check Benefits – Choose a Nominated 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.

DBS Check Benefits – No Contracts or Hidden Fees

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.

In effect, you can ‘pay as you go’ without any minimum DBS checks required. Simply use us when you need us!

DBS Check Benefits – Support From An Experienced and Dedicated Team

We want your DBS application process to be stress-free, which is why our dedicated Customer Support Team is here to help! Whether you’re wanting us to give your staff a demo on the system, or just want to double-check something, we’ll be more than happy to support you in any way we can.

Our experienced DBS specialists are available to be called on +44 113 877 0171, or emailed at contact@aaronsdepartment.com.

DBS Check Benefits – 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.

DBS Check Benefits – Fast Track Checks

We fast track every DBS application, and don’t charge you any extra for it (unlike some)!

We promise to process every DBS check we receive the same day, when it is sent to us weekdays before 4pm.

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.