With our online DBS check service, you as an employer can apply for any type of DBS check quickly and efficiently.
As an official DBS Umbrella Body, we have a direct connection to the UK Government’s gateway, which ensures your application is processed the same day* meaning you can get a promptly returned DBS Certificate and stay within the law or legislation in your sector.
We provide an easy to use, fast and reliable system that is error-proof, giving a more efficient way for organisations, employers and charities to submit their applications digitally.
*if sent to us before 4 pm.
What Does Our DBS Check Service Offer?
So, what do you get from Aaron’s Department’s online DBS check service?
We are an Official DBS Check Service Umbrella Body
Aaron’s Department is proud to be an official DBS Umbrella Body for organisations, employers, as well as charities. We offer you a fast and reliable Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS check service.
What Are The Types of DBS Check Services We Offer?
The different levels of checks we offer to Organisations, Employers and Charities are Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks.
If you request an Enhanced DBS check, we also facilitate checking the applicant against the Vulnerable Adult’s and Children’s Barred Lists. You can also apply for an Adult First Check to get your candidates working (under supervision) within 48 hours.
Online Applications – Get Your DBS Check Quicker!
Using our online DBS Check Service not only takes the stress out of the process but makes it much quicker!
Who is Eligible to Get a DBS Check?
If you are an employer, charity, or organisation located in England or Wales that’s in need of a DBS check for applicants, you can apply for our online DBS check service and get fast results.
You can only request a Standard DBS check or Enhanced DBS check if you’re an employer, charity, organisation or a licensing body, and the position you are offering involves doing a regulated activity or is included in the Exception Order 1975 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We offer you help and information on our DBS check guidance for employers.
Can You Get a DBS Check for Individuals?
For individuals wanting to apply for Basic DBS Checks for themselves and not for a company, we recommend that they do this directly on the UK Government’s website.
Can I Get a DBS Check If I Am Self-Employed?
If you are an individual wishing to get a DBS check for yourself, and you are self-employed, then we have written a guide about how to go about this. You can find how to apply on our DBS Checks for Self Employed People post. Depending on your circumstances, you may or may not require the assistance of our DBS check service.
What is a DBS Check?
A DBS check is a background check that displays any information held by the police on an applicant, which allows someone to know an individual’s criminal record if they have one.
DBS checks are carried out by employers onboarding staff, and if this is the case for you, our DBS Checks for Employers page will be great to check out.
How Long Does a DBS Check Last?
In short, DBS checks do not have a legal expiration date, only the date that the certificate was issued.
This means that all information displayed on the certificate is only accurate until the date which is displayed.
We have written a full guide on how long a DBS check lasts, where you can read the in’s and outs.
How Long Does a DBS Check Take?
The time it takes a DBS Check to be completed and returned depends on the information submitted by the applicant. If they have a unique name and have lived in the same place all of their lives, it is more likely to be completed faster than someone with a common name who has moved areas a lot.
At Aaron’s Department, we process all applications the same day* meaning you can get your results back faster than ever before.
Our support team of DBS Countersignatories are highly experienced, ensuring your application goes through error-free.
*if sent to us before 4 pm.
Is a DBS Check Transferable Between Organisations?
DBS checks can only be transferred between organisations if the individual is signed up for the DBS Update Service, which they must have done within 30 days after receiving the initial DBS certificate.
If they are signed up with the Update Service, then their DBS check is passable between jobs. The only thing to note is that if the new role they are going into requires a higher DBS Check level, i.e. an Enhanced DBS Check rather than a Standard DBS Check, then a new check will need to be completed.
What’s Your Inbuilt Tracking System?
Our DBS check service system has an inbuilt progress tracking tool, allowing you to check the progress of each DBS application you submit, hassle-free.
You will be updated via email notifications whenever there is a change in the status of your DBS check applications.
You Might Not Need the Tracking System at All!
Thanks to our fast service, we regularly have DBS Certificates results returned in less than 2 hours, so the use of our tracking service might not even be needed. But it’s still there, just in case.
Keeps You Up To Date With Any Unavoidable Delays
Still, some of them can take longer. If there is a problem, it’s usually with delays with an individual police force. That’s why we have an inbuilt tracking system – to let you know of these delays and keep you informed about what’s happening.
How Much is a DBS Check?
The cost of a DBS check will depend on the level of check requested. A Basic or Standard DBS Check will cost from £18, whereas an Enhanced DBS Check will cost from £38.
Our DBS check service is not only quick and reliable, but it’s also extremely affordable. You can get DBS checks with Admin fees from as little as £3.11, and for payments made in advance, you will receive further discounts. The more checks you need, the bigger the discount.
Unlike other companies, we offer a free, fast registration, with NO SIGN UP FEE so you can begin your applications today!
Further information on our DBS check service prices can be found here.
How Do I Apply for a DBS Check?
If you are an employer, you can get a DBS check for your staff quickly and easily.
With Aaron’s Department, you can apply using our online, error-free system, and have your application sent to the DBS check service the very same day.
You can get started with a DBS check service below by registering your organisation. Or, if you would like to see the system in action, you can book a demonstration of our system where we will go over whatever you would like to see.