DBS ID checks
A temporary relaxation of the checking guidance has come into force as of 19 March for the DBS standard and enhanced ID checks. The change will enable:
- ID documents to be viewed over video link and;
- scanned images to be used in advance of the DBS check being submitted
Electronic copies of documents can be stored on the Talentlink applicant record.
The applicant will be required to present the original versions of these documents when they first attend their employment or volunteering role.
When an application for an enhanced DBS check comes in and has been identified as an application for critical roles to respond to COVID-19, the DBS will do a check of both barred lists, within 24 hours and if there is no match against the barred lists, the applicant can be recruited in advance of receiving the full DBS certificate.