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Basic DBS Check


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Basic DBS checks are available directly to applicants (not employers) online via the Government website. Their system is very easy to follow and the total fee is currently £23.00.

To apply for a basic DBS check you will need:

  • all your addresses for the last 5 years and the dates you lived there
  • your National Insurance number
  • your passport
  • your driving licence

SAFEcic do not offer to process Basic DBS checks as we would have to charge a fee to cover our administration costs. These checks are designed to be simple and free for people to do it themselves.

If you are looking for a "Responsible Organisation" to manage your staff's Basic DBS checks, you can find one through the government website.

If you are not sure which DBS check you need, you can visit the DBS Guide to Eligibility, or contact us.