Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

DBS (Police Check):

As part of Snap’s thorough screening process, all the candidates we place must have an Enhanced DBS and be on the Update Service. Snap are registered with the Disclosure & Barring Service and we can process applications for you.

Best practice is to get on the Update Service as soon as possible. It demonstrates you are committed to what is best practice, reassures our clients and families and ensures there are no delays to your start date. If we send 2 candidate details to one client, one person is on the Update Service, the other isn’t, the candidate who is on the Update Service could already have an advantage.


Who Pays for the DBS? 

If we place you, we will pay for not only your DBS Certificate but also the first year of your Update Service. We recommend you get on the Update Service straight away which may be before your job interview. If we don’t manage to place you, the Update Service is transferable to most other organisations. 


Your Current DBS Status & What You Need to Do:

You have an enhanced DBS and are on the Update Service:

Great news! You need only bring in your Original DBS Certificate that is associated to your Update Service account to your interview with us or send a scan if you are having a Skype interview.

You’re not on the Update Service

Even if you have a recent DBS, if you are not on the Update Service, this is not transferable. We strongly encourage you to apply for a new enhanced DBS and join the Update Service as soon as possible.


Update Service

Candidates subscribing to this optional service can re-use their DBS Certificate when changing jobs or roles within the same sector. Where an individual has subscribed, the employer will not need to apply for a new Certificate, but will be able to quickly perform an instant, free online check that the existing Certificate is up to date. 

Useful Links: 

Disclosure & Barring Service
Update Service


The bottom line is: If you work in this industry you should be on the Update Service!