Relevant information from the application form is checked against the relevant barring lists in order to check for any matches.
Stage 4 – Records held by the police search
The Enhanced DBS checks are sent to the relevant local police force(s) for an additional check of records before the application is sent to the DBS. This stage ensures that potential matches are not missed as the application details are checked against police records. An exact timescale cannot be given for this stage as every application is different. Sometimes the police forces have a backlog of applications therefore there can be delays at this stage whilst the relevant checks are completed.
Stage 5 – DBS certificate printed
This is the final stage of the DBS application process. All the information to be disclosed on the certificate is printed and posted to the applicant directly if the application was a Standard or Enhanced DBS check. If you have not received your certificate within 14 calendar days of the Stage 5 date, please contact the DBS on 0300 0200 190 and request a reprint.
How can I track the progress of my DBS check?
You can track the progress of your application online through theDBS website here , selecting the relevant tracking link depending on your level of DBS check.