The online updating service applies to DBS application on or after 17th June 2013.
Any applications prior to that date will not be inluded in the scheme.
Applicants will receive a notification and instructions along with ther DBS Disclosure certificate asking if they want to join the DBS online updating service. They have 2 weeks from the date of issue to join the scheme or it will be rejected.
Only the applicant can join and pay for the updates, currently set at £13.00 per annum. Their bank details are required as further proof of identity and for any recurring/annual payments.
Agencies/employers cannot pay for applicants - it is solely the individual's responsibility.
Agencies may choose whether to reimburse employees in thair salary.