FAQ: How Long Does a DBS Check Last?

How Long Does a DBS Check Last?

How long does a DBS check last? There is no expiry date on DBS checks.

However, DBS checks are only accurate on the day they are issued, and it is up to an employer or organisation to decide how often they wish to renew or re-check their employees or volunteers.

Below is our visual guide explaining how far back a DBS check goes to explain how long does a DBS check last.

How long does a dbs check last

Some employers or organisations have policies in place that require DBS checks to be renewed every one, two, or three years. For example, many employers of healthcare workers require their staff to get annual DBS checks.

It’s definitely worth speaking to your employer to ascertain how often you’ll need a new DBS check. If you are an employer, you’ll have to refer to your specific industry’s guidelines, and take responsibility for ensuring your staff are all up-to-date.

How Long Does A DBS Check Last? The DBS Update Service

One way of achieving this is by using the DBS Update Service. It’s a way of keeping Standard and Enhanced checks DBS check up-to-date indefinitely, making them reusable and transferable between employers. It costs £13 a year per applicant, along with the price of the original check.

Employers can check their employees on the update service to see if there have been any changes to their DBS records – if no, then their DBS is still valid. If a change is detected, a new DBS check must be obtained.

Aaron’s Department offers a DBS Update Service checking system, which saves employers time by removing the need to individually check each employee on the government portal.

How long does a DBS Check last?

How Can Aaron’s Department Help?

Aaron’s Department is an Umbrella Body, an organisation registered with the DBS that helps employers get DBS checks for their staff.

Our online checking service spots application mistakes as they’re being made, saving you time and money by reducing the chances your applications are rejected.

We also fast-track every single application we receive, making sure you get your results as quickly as possible.

For more information, check out the rest of our site, or contact us at contact@aaronsdepartment.com. We’re happy to assist with any questions you may have.

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