The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service lets applicants keep their DBS certificates up to date online and allows employers to check a certificate online.
You can join the update service as soon as you have your application form reference number. You can ask for the number when you apply for your DBS check, or you can join the update service with your certificate number when you receive your DBS certificate. You must do so within 19 calendar days of the date of issue which is printed on the certificate.
DBS checks were formerly known as CRB checks.
The cost of this service varies.
It is worthwhile doing as it saves time and money.