DBS Update Service


Subscription to the DBS Update Service lets you keep your DBS certificate up-to-date, so you can take it with you when you move jobs or roles within the same workforce.

As a Registered Body, Academics can then carry out online, instant checks to see if any new information has come to light since the certificate was issued – this is called a status check.

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The DBS Update Service Check will allow you to have greater control of your own information and allow DBS certificates to be reused when applying for similar jobs within the same workforce. You will also be able to see who has carried out a status check, and when they did, from your online account.

What should you do now?

Subscribe to the update service. An annual fee of £13.00 will be payable to the DBS. You can subscribe as soon as the DBS start to process your application.

Important: The option to subscribe to the Update Service will lapse 30 days after the issue date of the Certificate.

Applicant Guide

Applicant Testimonials

12/04/2018
Mina - Teaching Assistant - London
Academics has been what I can only describe as an outstanding agency. The level of support throughout and professionalism has excelled any previous experience I’ve had. They have maintained a great ...
27/02/2018
Sam - Primary NQT - Warrington
I feel like I finally found agents who were kind, considerate, looked out for my best interests and cared about my welfare more than just booking someone and for that I have to say thank you to you ...
23/01/2018
Danielle
Hi Emma, I just wanted to thank you for getting my 2018 to a fantastic start! Thanks to your resilience, meeting you and signing up with you has secured me a long term and potential permanent ...
26/06/2017
Les
From start to finish Rosie has been upbeat & always understanding & helpful. I sincerely thank her for her kindness over the season.  I look forward to hearing from her again & ...
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