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    Hi guys,

    So im in a bit of a predicament, I've managed to secure a voluntary placement at a primary school in a few weeks, but they've asked me to get my DBS check done before I start.

    As far as I'm aware I cant do it myself, I've asked the school if they could do it and I would cover the cost, but they politely declined, I also asked the uni I graduated from, and they also said no, as I'm not a student.

    Need help, how do I get a DBS check done myself???
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    (Original post by amramr1234)
    Hi guys,

    So im in a bit of a predicament, I've managed to secure a voluntary placement at a primary school in a few weeks, but they've asked me to get my DBS check done before I start.

    As far as I'm aware I cant do it myself, I've asked the school if they could do it and I would cover the cost, but they politely declined, I also asked the uni I graduated from, and they also said no, as I'm not a student.

    Need help, how do I get a DBS check done myself???
    Link - https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record

    Request a basic DBS check

    Apply for a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to get a copy of your criminal record. This is called ‘basic disclosure’. It’s available for people living or working in England and Wales.

    There’s a different way to apply if you live or are applying for a job in Northern Ireland or Scotland.

    The check will only show convictions that aren’t ‘spent’, for example some types of caution will disappear after 3 months.

    It costs £25. You must be 16 or over to make the request.

    It usually takes up to 14 days for you to receive your certificate.

    The service is available from 8am to 11:30pm.

    What you’ll need To apply, you’ll need:

    all your addresses for the last 5 years and the dates you lived there

    your National Insurance number

    a debit or credit card

    proof of your identity, for example a passport, valid driving licence or birth certificate (if you haven’t used GOV.UK Verify before)

    If you haven’t used GOV.UK Verify before it takes about 15 minutes to get set up. You can then use it to access other government services securely.
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    I need the enhanced DBS check, that can't be done by myself, needs to be from an organisation as I understand?

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    (Original post by amramr1234)
    I need the enhanced DBS check, that can't be done by myself, needs to be from an organisation as I understand?
    Anything involving the UK government, best place to start is WWW.GOV.UK. From the above link...

    Before you start

    Make sure a basic DBS check is the correct one for you.

    For certain roles, your employer may need to apply for a higher level of criminal record check.

    Use the tool to see if you need a basic DBS check or ask your employer if you’re not sure.
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    (Original post by 303Pharma)
    Anything involving the UK government, best place to start is WWW.GOV.UK. From the above link...
    Yeah Ive searched around but cannot find an answer,
 
 
 

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