DBS – Know Your Route

You can use this system to upload your ID to our secure server for the DBS checks to be completed.

First, You will need to follow one of the three routes below in order to continue with your DBS application.

If you have any issues submitting this form or you want to send different documents to those listed in the default groups you can make contact and send us the required forms form the above document list via email.

Route 1


You must be able to show from the table below:

  • One document from Group 1,
  • plus 2 further documents from either Group 1, or Group 2a or Group 2b.
  • At least one of the documents must show your current address.


    Route 2


    If you don’t have any of the documents in Group 1, then you must be able to show,

  • one document from Group 2a,
  • plus 2 further documents from either Group 2a or 2b.
  • At least one of the documents must show your current address. The organisation conducting their ID check must then also use an appropriate external ID validation service to check the application.


    Route 3


    Route 3 can only be used if it’s impossible to process the application through Routes 1 or 2.
    For Route 3, you must be able to show:

  • a birth certificate issued after the time of birth (UK and Channel Islands)
  • plus one document from Group 2a and 3 further documents from Group 2a or 2b
  • At least one of the documents must show your current address.