Easy And Affordable Enhanced DBS Checks

Enhanced DBS checks are processed the same day with Aaron’s Department,
allowing you to get your employees and volunteers into work faster than ever before.

Enhanced DBS Checks
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At Aaron’s Department, we process hundreds of Enhanced DBS applications every day.

All our DBS checks are processed the same day (when submitted to us before 4:00pm), allowing you to get your volunteers into action faster than ever before.

Sign up for free, and begin your Enhanced DBS checks today, at the low cost of just £10.95 in admin fees per check – and that’s before taking into account our bulk discounts!

Affordable DBSs

Our Admin Fee for an Enhanced is just £10.95, with no hidden costs!

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Keep up-to-date with your applications using our online tracker.

Free Fast Tracking

All applications we receive before 4pm are processed the same day

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What is an Enhanced DBS Check?

An Enhanced DBS check can be requested only in specific cases and is necessary to be able to work with protected groups, such as children or vulnerable adults.

It is required for a person to have an Enhanced DBS check for duties, positions, and licences which are included in ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975) and the Police Act 1997 regulations. These checks were formerly known as Enhanced CRB checks, but this was changed in 2012.

Enhanced Criminal Disclosure Checks can only be requested by an employer or organisation – not an individual.

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Roles That Commonly Require An Enhanced DBS

An Enhanced DBS Check is commonly required for positions that involve regulated activities with vulnerable adults and children.

This includes positions such as healthcare workers, teachers, taxi drivers, and other roles that require providing healthcare, or unsupervised contact with children.

If you’re not sure if your role requires an Enhanced DBS check, the Government offers an eligibility checker.

Use Eligibility Checker

What Are The Barred Lists?

There are two Barred Lists that can be checked against, for positions that legally require this information. They are the Adult’s Barred List, and the Children’s Barred List.

If someone is on the Barred List, it is against the law to be hired (or even apply for) a role that includes regulated activity with the concerned group. 

At Aaron’s Department, Barred List checks can be done as part of the Enhanced DBS check, with no additional cost

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How Much Does an Enhanced DBS Check Cost?

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£10.95 (+VAT)

£48.95 (+ Admin Fee VAT)

We also give out free admin credit as a discount if you pay for checks in bulk!
It’s also worth noting that if your applicant is a volunteer, the DBS fee is waived, lowering the price to just £10.95 +VAT.

No sign up fees, no hidden costs.
Simply pay for what you need, when you need it!

What do Enhanced DBS Checks Disclose?

An Enhanced DBS Certificate will disclose the applicant’s spent and unspent convictions, final warnings, and reprimands.

It also includes any information that the local police consider relevant for disclosure (this is known as Local Police Information, and rarely comes into play).

It will also include the result of a check against one or both barred lists, if necessary.

Can I Apply for my own Enhanced DBS Check?

Only an organisation or employer can submit an application for an Enhanced DBS Check for their staff or volunteers, and only if they meet the DBS’s eligibility requirements. The only DBS check individuals can apply for themselves is a Basic DBS check.

Independent contractors and other self-employed workers who need an Enhanced check have different options based on their circumstances. We’ve created a page to advise in more detail, linked here: DBS Checks For Self Employed Workers

The 5 Stages of an Enhanced DBS Application

After your application has left the Aaron’s Department system, your Enhanced DBS check can go through up to five stages:

Stage 1

Application for an Enhanced check is received and validated by the DBS and is checked for errors.

Stage 2

The applicant is checked in the PNC (Police National Computer) for relevant information.

Stage 3

If a Barred List check has been requested, the applicant is checked on the relevant Barred list(s).

Stage 4

There is then a check against the local police records, with the local police deciding which information is relevant for disclosure relating to the position the applicant is applying for.

Step 5

The Enhanced DBS Certificate is printed under very secure procedures and is sent to the applicant.

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What Does Aaron’s Department Offer?

  • Seriously low admin fees, and free admin credit.
  • Free-of-charge registration, and no hidden costs.
  • A simple, automated process.
  • An error-proof system, highlighting any potential mistakes.
  • Professional and knowledgeable customer support.
  • A built-in tracking system, as well as progress update emails.
  • Fantastic services, that seamlessly integrate with each other.
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