Part of a licensed driver’s requirement is that an up to date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is in place. The check lasts for 3 years and must be renewed at the end of this time. If you have been charged or convicted of any driving or criminal offence since the issue of the last DBS check, you must inform us immediately and in some cases a new DBS check will be required to determine if you are suitable to carry on holding a licensed drivers badge with us.


We will notify you if we require a new or updated DBS check in advance of it expiring.

You require an Enhanced DBS check that covers working with children and vulnerable adults within your line of work. 

We do not carry out new or renewal DBS checks on your behalf.

A local company called ‘Anagram People Opens in a new window’ can conduct an Enhanced DBS check on your behalf or, alternatively, you will need to find another registered umbrella body that are registered to carry out an Enhanced DBS check.

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Once you have obtained an Enhanced DBS check, you must either send it to the following address, or visit a Connections Office in Torbay and they will scan a copy of the certificate.

Torbay Council
Town Hall
Castle Circus

Please ensure if you post us the certificate, you send it by recorded or special delivery.  We will take no responsibility for lost certificates.  If the certificate becomes lost before reaching us, you will need to obtain a re-print of the certificate at your own cost.

For all new applicants, please keep hold of the certificate until you are ready to carry out your knowledge test, this certificate must be produced at this appointment.


We are only able to accept DBS checks that are less than 2 months old, if the certificate is older than this, you will need to obtain a new DBS check. 

It may be that you have had a DBS check carried out for another role (i.e. school contract, scout leader), if this is the case, you will need to produce it to us so we can update our records.  The check must meet all of the requirements as mentioned above.