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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

These pages contain resources, advice and information for schools and other organisations in relation to undertaking Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

The content on these web pages is suitable for customers of the Strictly Education and  the Strictly Education 4S DBS checking services.

Please note that there are some temporary changes to DBS ID checking guidelines in place at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see our Coronavirus Resources Hub for more detailed information.

UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR  DBS CUSTOMERS OF STRICTLY EDUCATION 4S NOW AVAILABLE : Following the recent Capita  DBS system upgrade guidance documents on using the Capita system for Strictly Education 4S DBS customers has been updated. You can find the updated  version of Applicant and Organisation guidance by clicking here.


As you may recall from our latest news update published on 24th June DBS ID checking guidelines were updated on 1 July 2021 with a 6 month transitional period which ended on 1st October 2021.As you may be aware we are in the process of transferring existing SE DBS customers over to our new DBS Portal, unfortunately during this process we are unable to make any amendments to our existing  DBS Portal to accommodate the new ID checking guidelines.

When you are verifying an individual’s ID when using the SE DBS system please ensure you are using the most up to date ID checking guidelines from the Disclosure and Barring Service – you can find links to this and a helpful checklist on the DBS pages of our website 


Contact our DBS teams:

Strictly Education 4S

0800 073 4444 (option 4)

Alternatively use our contact us form to get in touch

Strictly Education

0330 123 2542

Alternatively use our contact us form to get in touch