Why Use A DBS Registered Body?
If you need to request that job applicants get a DBS Check, then there’s a good chance that you will need to find a DBS registered body to handle and process the DBS Checks for you.
A DBS registered body, or DBS umbrella body, is a third party that verifies and processes DBS Check application forms before forwarding them to the DBS. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) then runs the criminal record search and reveals the results on a DBS certificate.
Using a DBS registered body to process the DBS application form is beneficial in a number of ways.
Apply online with DBS registered bodies
Many of the DBS registered bodies, or DBS umbrella bodies, provide a service that allows you to apply for a DBS Check through an online application form.
The online DBS application is faster and easier than filling in a paper form, as it reduces the possibility of making an error and it avoids any delays due to postage.
The online application form will detect common mistakes, such as missing fields or wrong dates, and it will prompt you to correct them. You can also track the progress of your application with our online service.
The speed of an online DBS application is much quicker than a postal one. Even Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks can be processed quickly, with an average turnaround time of less than 48 hours. A paper application can take up to 2 weeks to get the results.
Another advantage of using a DBS registered body such as ours, is that you can get help and support with your application if you need it. If you are unsure about anything on the form, you can email, live chat, or telephone a customer support advisor who will be happy to help you.
You can also request help regarding which level of DBS Check to take – Basic, Standard, or Enhanced.
DBS registered bodies with an online application service use streamlined processes, which means you can get your results in much less time than a paper application.
In the case of our online DBS application service, as soon as the results are in, you’ll be able to access them through our web portal.
The speed of the online DBS Check results from a DBS registered body means that employers can make much faster decisions regarding recruitment. Using a postal method involves a longer wait.
Summary of DBS registered bodies
DBS registered bodies are organisations that are permitted by the DBS to verify and submit DBS Check applications.
We are a DBS registered body and offer an online DBS application service that provides results much faster than by postal means. Also, applicants are much less likely to make mistakes, as our online form will highlight common errors.
To find out more about our DBS Check application service and how you can benefit from using it, get in touch today.