Standard DBS checks from Due Diligence Checking

Standard DBS Checks

Free Registration, set-up in minutes. Quick, easy and fully managed DBS application process for your Standard DBS checks.

Processing a Standard DBS Check with DDC is quick and simple. With a dedicated Customer Service Team providing on hand support throughout, an advanced error checking online application form and an array of management and tracking reports available. DDC can help save you time and resource with your Standard DBS checks.

Quick and easy online application

Our online DBS checking platform makes requesting and managing your checks easier than ever.

Downloadable standard DBS report

Track your applications and download reports easily through our secure online platform.

Speedy turn around times

On average our standard DBS checks are returned in just 48 hours.

What is a Standard DBS Check?

Standard DBS checks or disclosures are a type of criminal record check issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). It contains details of all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings from the Police National Computer (PNC). 

Who can request a Standard DBS check?

Standard DBS checks must be requested through an organisation registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) known as umbrella bodies. Additionally, individuals cannot request a Standard DBS checks on themselves.

Who is eligible for Standard DBS?

A Standard DBS check can be requested on employees/volunteers who perform a role exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) by way of being listed in the Exceptions Order (1975). Common industries that request Standard DBS checks:

  • Finance – FCA regulated
  • Legal – Barristers and Solicitors
  • Working with Children and/or Adults in the Charity Sector
  • Football Stewards

If your employee/volunteer positions do not meet the requirements for a standard check, a basic DBS check should be requested

Still unsure if your job role(s) meets these requirements? Contact the DDC team on 0845 644 3298/0116 260 3055 or using our contact form . We will be able to answer any questions.

How do I request a Standard DBS check?

We make requesting checks hassle free.

  1. Register your organisation – Once registered, we can create an account for you in minutes and can have applications requested from the Disclosure and Barring Service with no delay.
  2. Add an applicant straight from your client area – Our ‘Job-Roles’ function will ensure that the correct level of check is requested every time.

You will be notified once documents are ready to be checked and results have been returned.

How can I track the progress of the checks requested?

Our online platform allows you to see what stage each of your requested applications are at. You will also be notified once results are returned and the final report is ready, and if any further action is required.

Digital Identity for DBS checks

Get started with Digital Identity for your DBS checks today. Using the DDC ID App, digital identity streamlines the identity checking process for DBS checks making the process more efficient for everyone. Applicants can now use their smart phone to scan and read their chip-enabled British passport, and then use the camera to match the pictures in the document.

To find out more see our Digital Identity page

How much do Standard DBS checks cost?

The DBS fee for a Standard DBS check is £18.00 per application. This does not include the DDC administration fee. See our costs here.

How long does a Standard DBS check take?

Standard DBS checks take on average 48 hours to be returned from the DBS. DDC often receive results within two hours.

Additionally, our bespoke online application process allows you to receive DBS compliant checks and results as quickly as possible. 

Free online account

Due Diligence Checking offer a free online account to manage and administer your DBS checks. To get set-up today contact the team on 0845 644 3298/0116 260 3055 or register your organisation for free.

Register Now or phone our team on 0116 260 3055