When Do I Need A New DBS Check?

When Do I Need A New DBS Check?

If you work in a role that needs a DBS check or are responsible for DBS checks for your staff, has it ever crossed your mind to wonder, “When do I need a new DBS check?”

It is a very good question, and the answer can depend upon where you are working or who you are working with.

Regulatory Bodies

Regulatory bodies like Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and the CQC (Care Quality Commission) have their own guidelines for when DBS checks need to be renewed. These guidelines can be based on the nature of the work, the frequency of contact with vulnerable individuals, or type of DBS check undertaken. For example, Carers usually undertake new DBS Checks yearly due to their work with Vulnerable adults.

When do i need a new DBS check

When Do I Need A New DBS Check?A New Job

If you change your job or even your position within a company, and the new position involves working with vulnerable individuals, your new or existing employer may require you to undergo a new DBS check. This is because the level of risk and the requirements for the role can differ from what you did before. If you are doing the same job, legally you do not need a new DBS Check, but it is down to the employer, who may require that you do undertake a new check.

In general, DBS checks are considered valid for a certain period, but there is no fixed expiration date. Employers and organisations often assess the need for rechecking based on their policies, the nature of the work, and the level of risk involved. We have a further article that you may find of interest here. How Long Is A DBS Check Valid For?

When do i need a new DBS check

When Do I Need A New DBS Check? – The DBS Update Service

If you do not want to keep worrying about your DBS check or DBS checks for your staff, another option is the DBS Update Service, The DBS Update Service is an online Government subscription service that allows you to maintain your employees’ Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks and continually check their current status. You will never again have to ask “When do I need a new DBS Check?” if you are using the DBS Update Service.

Automatic DBS Update Service

Here at Aaron’s Department, we provide an exclusive, time-saving automatic service that takes the burden off employers when it comes to checking their employees’ DBS certificates.

Our Automatic DBS Update Service check is a unique and automatic system that keeps your DBS checks fully updated, giving you peace of mind and ensuring the safety of those in your care. No more worrying, “When do I need a new DBS check?” for you or your staff, we automatically check the DBS update service and inform you immediately of any changes.

For more information, you can register below today, or call us on 0113 877 0171 or contact, contact@aaronsdepartment.com for more information.

Further Reading

If you found this article helpful, why not have a look at some of our other informative articles below.

Do I Need A DBS Check? 

How Far Back Does A DBS Check Go?

Will A DBS Check Include Information About My Mental Health?

About The Author

What happens if I make a mistake on my DBS application?

John Schofield-Antoncich

John has processed more applications than days he has been alive, and has become the DBS expert. Got a question? He knows the answer!

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