Frequently Asked Questions
Our typical charge for a Enhanced Check is £52 (inc.VAT)
DBS Fee: £40
Our Admin Fee: £10 plus VAT
We work on a volume based model, so if you are processing a significant number of applications per year, it’s likely that we will be able to lower the fee for you.
An Enhanced Check will inevitably take longer as it contains both spent and unspent convictions. 56% of our Enhanced Checks are turned around within 24 hours whereas our average is typically 5-6 working days.
However, the police and the DBS have a 60-day service level agreement so some checks can take 8 weeks or more depending on which police forces need to be involved in the check and the background information of the applicant that they’re checking.
For an Enhanced DBS Check, a police force can, if they see relevant, add further information that they believe your employer should be aware of regarding the role that you’re applying for which can include past arrests and any other relevant police intelligence.
Any roles that work regularly with children or vulnerable adults such as Teachers, Doctors and Carers will require an Enhanced check.
Theoretically, a DBS check never expires. This is because the information that is contained in the check was true at the time of issue. However, best practise dictates that a DBS check should be renewed every three years or less as part of an organisation’s risk management policy although it is up to the organisation to determine how regularly their employee’s DBS checks should be renewed.