Online portal for Enhanced DBS - Where most of the information is completed by the candidate

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Online portal for Enhanced DBS - Where most of the information is completed by the candidate
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Jan

Online portal for Enhanced DBS - Where most of the information is completed by the candidate

What is Enhanced DBS check?

The Enhanced DBS is a criminal record check that is exclusively available to businesses. These checks have the most stringent eligibility requirements and the information they give helps organisations make smart and acceptable choices.

The entire details of a criminal record, cautions, warnings, reprimands, and spent and unspent convictions all fall under this category. It can also look up the applicant's name on the 'banned list' for children and vulnerable people to determine whether they are restricted from working with these groups. Any pertinent information on the applicant may also be added by local police.

The process

The usual standard and enhanced DBS check process requires applicants to fill a form provided by their employer. The form is then submitted to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), who carry out the requested check.

This process has been made easier for both the employees and the employers with the use of Online Portals for requesting and acquiring an enhanced DBS check. The DBS web portal includes tools for entering, validating, and submitting basic, standard, and advanced DBS checks, as well as External ID validation, and provides you with the reports you need to follow case progress.

The key advantages of using an online DBS portal are:

Quicker process

There are no paper application forms to fill out, and no postage is needed which makes the whole process a lot faster.

Easier tracking

Unlike normal DBS checks, online DBS checks can be tracked easily, giving applicants some reassurance.

Easy Access

It's easier for applicants to access their online DBS check report through a PC or phone rather than waiting for the report to come through post.

Reduced errors

Online DBS checks make it much easier to fill in your information properly by detecting and underlining any errors and offering instructions on how to correct them.

Automated e-mail notifications for applicants and employers at key phases of the process

Applicants are informed about their applications’ status throughout the main phases of the process. This acts as a reassurance for the applicants.

Online DBS checks have proven to be useful both for applicants and for employers. It has several advantages over the usual process of applying for Enhanced DBS checks and is much safer and convenient.

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