Tips To Avoid Making Mistakes On A DBS Check Application Form
More and more job roles require a DBS Check to ensure employers are making safer recruitment decisions. A DBS Check is a form of criminal background check that is used to vet people for responsible jobs such as caring for or teaching children or vulnerable adults.
However, applying for a DBS Check is not always straightforward and quick, especially when mistakes are made. Thousands of DBS applications are rejected each year due to errors on the application form which can lead to their application being delayed or rejected.
In this article, we’ll give you some top tips to avoid you making a mistake that will save you time and money.
1. Provide a full five year address history
One of the most common mistakes and reasons for rejection when applying for a DBS Check is the failure to provide a complete address history going back five years. Make sure you include every address with full details of time spent there.
2. Correct date of birth
Another common mistake, believe it or not, is putting the wrong date of birth (many people accidentally put today’s date instead) or writing it in the wrong format.
3. Make sure you fill in the mandatory fields
Some fields on the form are optional, but some are mandatory. In general, the yellow fields are mandatory for the applicant to fill in and the blue fields are mandatory for the counter-signatories.
4. Take your time and double-check everything
The key thing to getting your DBS application form filled in right is not to rush it. Take your time and make sure that all the details are correctly filled in and in the right format. Once you have filled in the form, you should make sure that all the details are correct by double checking it carefully before submitting.
5. Use an online DBS Check service (like ours!)
Our online DBS Check application service is much more reliable than filling in a paper form and posting it. Our form is designed to prompt you for the right information and will be checked thoroughly before submission.
As well as accuracy, there are other benefits to using an online DBS Check service, including the speed of the service, with results returned within 48 hours on average.
Apply for a DBS Check online today!
The best way to avoid mistakes and get your DBS Check results back quickly is to use our online service.
To find out more about how to apply for a DBS Check online, get in touch with one of our trusted advisors today.