How does the DBS process work?
Posted on 18.05.2016

First off, ensure you are a VIP member as only VIP members are able to make DBS applications. Then it’s a simple four-step process…

  1. To begin your application, click on the Safety button in our top navigation bar. Once you’re on the Safety page, click on the ‘Create a New DBS Application’. At this stage you will only need to provide some very basic information: the full name and email address of the Student Nanny you would like to undertake the DBS Check; your own name and email address details; and provide details to make an online payment of £65.
  2. The Student Nanny will then receive an email from Devon County Council requesting they complete an online form, which will take approximately 15 minutes – they will need to provide: National Insurance Number; previous 5-year address history; full name history including middle names.
  3. Once the Student Nanny has completed the form correctly, you will then be emailed by Devon County Council’s Safer Recruitment Service to confirm the Student’s ID. In order to do this you will have to see three forms of ID. Please only accept valid, current and original documents, do not accept photocopies. For more information on the ID approval process, see the link in Useful Links below.
  4. Once you have confirmed the ID of the Student, the team at Devon County Council will manage the DBS check process and once this is completed you will be provided with a certificate.


ID Document Checklist to support DBS application

Applicant – How to complete an online DBS application

How to check a DBS Disclosure Certificate