Working with children puts you in a position of great responsibility. GTMatrix takes that responsibility and trust extremely seriously and we ensure that every individual that works with us in any capacity where they may come into contact with children is DBS Enhanced checked with barring. This means that the DBS check will refer to Police records and other public data sources to establish your suitability to work with children. In order to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for you we will need the following information. If you are unable to provide one or more of the items requested please call us to discuss.
Your full name, including middle name(s)
Your current residential address and previous address(es) if you have moved in the last three years
Your mobile telephone, landline and email address
Your date of birth
Your National Insurance number
In addition we will need sight of certain identity documents. The documents needed will depend on the route the application takes. You must try to provide documents from Route 1 first.
You must be able to show:
- one document from Group 1
- 2 further documents from either Group 1, or Group 2a or 2b
At least one of the documents must show your current address
If you don’t have any of the documents in Group 1, then you must be able to show:
- one document from Group 2a
- 2 further documents from either Group 2a or 2b
At least one of the documents must show your current address. The organisation conducting your ID check must then also use an appropriate external ID validation service to check the application.
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)
- one document from Group 2a
- 3 further documents from Group 2a or 2b
At least one of the documents must show your current address. If you can’t provide these documents you may need to be fingerprinted.
You must make sure you fill in the address part of the form correctly if you have an unusual address (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-unusual-addresses-guidance/dbs-unusual-addresses-guide), for example if you live abroad, in student accommodation or a hostel.
Group 1: Primary identity documents
|Passport||Any current and valid passport|
|Biometric residence permit||UK|
|Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional)||UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EU|
|Birth certificate – issued within 12 months of birth||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands – including those issued by UK authorities overseas, for example embassies, High Commissions and HM Forces|
|Adoption certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
Group 2a: Trusted government documents
|Current driving licence photocard – (full or provisional)||All countries outside the EU (excluding Isle of Man and Channel Islands)|
|Current driving licence (full or provisional) – paper version (if issued before 1998)||UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and EU|
|Birth certificate – issued after time of birth||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands|
|Marriage/civil partnership certificate||UK and Channel Islands|
|HM Forces ID card||UK|
|Firearms licence||UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man|
All driving licences must be valid (see https://www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence)
Group 2b: Financial and social history documents
|Document||Notes||Issue date and validity|
|Mortgage statement||UK or EEA||Issued in last 12 months|
|Bank or building society statement||UK and Channel Islands or EEA||Issued in last 3 months|
|Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Credit card statement||UK or EEA||Issued in last 3 months|
|Financial statement, for example pension or endowment||UK||Issued in last 12 months|
|P45 or P60 statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Council Tax statement||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 12 months|
|Work permit or visa||UK||Valid up to expiry date|
|Letter of sponsorship from future employment provider||Non-UK or non-EEA only – valid only for applicants residing outside of the UK at time of application||Must still be valid|
|Utility bill||UK – not mobile telephone bill||Issued in last 3 months|
|Benefit statement, for example Child Benefit, Pension||UK||Issued in last 3 months|
|Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, for example from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC||UK and Channel Islands||Issued in last 3 months|
|EU National ID card||–||Must still be valid|
|Cards carrying the PASS accreditation logo||UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands||Must still be valid|
|Letter from head teacher or college principal||UK – for 16 to 19 year olds in full time education – only used in exceptional circumstances if other documents cannot be provided||Must still be valid|
Notes on scanning.
There are a number of free apps for iPhone and Android that turn your phone camera into a scanner. We recommend Office Lens by Microsoft, however Dropbox and iPhone’s won Notes application also feature scanning facilities. If you are unable to use one of these, please take a photo of the documents. In all instances, please following these guidelines:
- Place the document on a flat, well-lit surface, preferably near a window or somewhere with natural, diffuse light.
- Check that the camera lens is clean and free from fingerprints or other dirt/oils that could blur the picture.
- Hold the phone camera directly overhead, perpendicular to the document.
- Move the phone up and down until the document fills the frame as far as possible.
- Take the picture without shaking the phone to ensure a crisp image.
- Save the picture to a location where you can access it to upload to the online DBS form.
- Alternatively you can email full size images to [email protected]
- If your phone is not taking high-quality, sharp images we will be unable to read the documents. Please check your phone camera settings and ensure that it is set to the highest quality.