DBS ID checking guidelines
Guidance to help you validate the identity of a DBS check applicant and a new lead/countersignatory.
Organisations need to check the identity of a DBS check applicant as part of the application process. A slightly different process is also part of a countersignatory or lead countersignatory application.
There are two guidance documents to help with each identity check:
- ID checking guidelines for DBS check applicants
- ID checking guidelines for countersignatory and lead countersignatory applicants