DBS Checks

DBS Checks

TTA’s DBS Check Support Services

Enhanced DBS Requirements

The safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults remains a top priority for The Tutors’ Association. Membership to The Tutors’ Association provides parents, schools and stakeholders significant reassurances that they are working with a trusted professional. Members are required to hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate issued within the last 12-months indicating their suitability for working with children and/or vulnerable adults, or subscribe to the DBS Update Service. If a prospective member does not have a valid DBS Certificate upon joining, we can help them obtain one. We strongly recommend that all members subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

How We Help Members with DBS

The process of obtaining an enhanced DBS check can be complex. We have simplified this process as much as possible for our members in the interests of promoting good safeguarding and child protection practices.

Checking Existing Certificates

Members can verify their DBS Status by submitting an existing certificate and update service information if available. Existing members can complete this process from within the Member Platform. Verified members are shown on the Member Register.

Applying for an Enhanced DBS

We can support any Tutor with their new Enhanced DBS Check application. This service is free to members or available for £15 per applicant for non-members*. Existing members can complete this process from within the Member Platform.

Setting Up a DBS Platform

We can support Corporate Members with access to their own DBS Checking Platform so that they can administer their own DBS Checks with the support of TTA’s DBS Team. Existing members can set this up from within the Member Platform.

*Please note the DBS body’s administration fee is still payable, currently £45.50 + £7.50 for digital identification verification.

DBS Update Service

We strongly encourage all TTA Members to sign up for the DBS Update Service. Registering with the DBS Update Service costs £13 per year and allows applicants to keep their DBS Certificates up to date.

Existing Members, don’t forget to let TTA know once you are registered with the DBS Update Service. Members can submit your Update Service information to the DBS Team from the Member Platform.