Domestic Bliss Appointments www.domesticblissappointtments.co.uk has a whole range of posts currently available and we are able to update or apply for your Enhanced DBS Check once we have placed you in a new role. DOMESTIC BLISS APPOINTMENTS LIMITED MAKES NO CHARGE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF A DBS.
When do Employers wish to check someone else’s criminal record
Employers may wish to check the criminal record of someone applying for jobs in their house with their possessions and their children in mind. It is now an accepted part of the application process for jobs in Private Households especially with families to request a full criminal record check be carried out by Domestic Bliss Appointments once an offer has been made prior to having new members of staff join their households. This is known as getting a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and is usually the enhanced version.
What is a DBS Check?
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, once known as the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, is becoming important when working within the Private Household industry assuring employers and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.
There are 3 tiers of DBS Checks available:
- Basic DBS – the lowest level of disclosure which checks the Police National Computer for details of all current criminal convictions. Often used to support an immigration application, to vet prospective tenants or to volunteer. This can be obtained by anyone.
- Standard DBS – covers those who need to be of ‘good character’ and not have a criminal record. Organisations employing someone in this sort of position want to assure themselves that the people they are considering don’t have a lengthy criminal record for dishonesty, drugs offences or violent crimes.
- Enhanced DBS – the highest level of disclosure required will show the following offences: sexual, violence, the supply of drugs and safeguarding.
How to Apply for a DBS Check
Domestic Bliss Appointments Limited will be able to apply for a Standard or Enhanced DBS Check on your behalf if you need one
How Long Will a DBS Check Take?
The agency we use specialises in schools and Checks have come back sometimes the same day. You should normally receive a copy of your DBS Check in a month.
How Long Does a DBS Last?
A DBS has no official expiry date but the bureau states DBS checks be renewed at least once every 2 to 3 years if the person is in the same employment or when changing employers to get a new one.
DOMESTIC BLISS APPOINTMENTS LIMITED MAKES NO CHARGE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF A DBS.
How Much Does a DBS Cost?
Basic DBS – £45.99
Standard DBS – £55.99
Enhanced DBS – £68. 99
What do you Need for a DBS Check?
You must provide a range of ID documents as part of the DBS check application process.
ROUTE 1 – All applicants must initially be considered for route one.
- 1 document from group 1 (refer to the list of valid identity documents below); and
- 2 further documents from group 1, 2a or 2b
At least 1 of the 3 documents above must show the applicant’s current address.
ROUTE 2 – 3 documents from group 2 consisting of;
- 1 document from group 2a; and
- 2 further documents from group 2a or 2b; one of which must verify their current address
ROUTE 3 – Birth Certificate (UK & Channel Islands) AND 4 further documents from group 2 consisting of;
- 1 document from group 2a; and
- 3 further documents from group 2a or 2b; one of which must verify their current address.
DBS List of Acceptable Identification:
Group 1: Primary Trusted Identity Credentials
- Current valid passport
- Biometric Residence Permit (UK)
- Current driving licence (UK), full or provisional. Photo card only for Isle of Man/Channel Islands licences, which should be presented with the associated counterpart licence (except Jersey)
- Birth certificate (UK and Channel Islands), issued at the time of birth. The full and short forms are both acceptable, including those issued by UK authorities overseas, eg Embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces (photocopies are not acceptable).
Group 2a: Trusted Government/State Issued Documents
- Current UK driving licence (old style paper version)
- Current non-UK photo driving licence (valid for up to 12 months from the date you entered the UK)
- Birth certificate (UK and Channel Islands) issued after the time of birth by the General Register Office/relevant authority (photocopies are not acceptable)
- Marriage/civil partnership certificate (UK and Channel Islands)
- Adoption Certificate (UK and Channel Islands)
- HM Forces ID card (UK)
- Firearms Licence (UK and Channel Islands)
Group 2b: Financial/Social History Documents
- Mortgage statement (UK or EEA – non-EEA statements are not acceptable)
- Bank/building society statement (UK and Channel Islands or EEA – non-EEA statements are not acceptable)
- Bank/building society account opening confirmation letter (UK)
- Credit card statement (UK or EEA – non-EEA statements are not acceptable)
- Financial statement, eg pension, endowment, ISA (UK)
- P45/P60 statement (UK and Channel Islands)
- Council Tax statement (UK and Channel Islands).
- Work Permit/Visa (UK – UK Residence Permit, valid up to expiry date)
- Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider (non-UK/non-EEA only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application)
- Utility bill (UK), not including a mobile telephone bill
- Benefits statement, eg Child Allowance, Pension
- A document from central/local government authority or agency giving entitlement, eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HM Revenue and Customs, Job Centre, Job Centre Plus, Social Security (UK and Channel Islands)
- EU National ID Card.
- Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo (UK and Channel Islands)