Early Years Settings
GBG is a leading criminal record check provider to Department for Education childcare settings.
DfE Criminal Record Check Update
Individuals and providers are required to pay the full cost of obtaining a criminal record check in order to be registered with Ofsted and to be employed in a registered childcare setting.
Benefits of our criminal records check service
Quality: We take the pain out of the process, progress chasing all Disclosures. We check Disclosure Certificate accuracy and managing the dispute and fingerprint processes on your behalf.
Speed: Our fast, reliable, comprehensive service allows you to minimise the time it takes to recruit.
Knowledge: We’re only a phone call away if you wish to discuss any aspect of the process. Personal support during set-up phase ensures you get the service that meets your needs.
Order a Pack
80% of disclosures are returned from the DBS in ten days or less. This allows you to place staff into settings more quickly whilst reducing administration time and cost.
Use this form for submitting your past addresses and additional names.
Download identity document (ID) form
Use this form to list valid forms of ID.
Download guidance notes for applicant
Guidance notes on how to correctly complete the new DBS application form.
Download guidance notes for employer
Guidance notes for the approved ID evidence checker.
Download policy: recruitment of ex-offenders
Policy for the recruitment of ex-offenders.
Download policy: storage and handling
Policy for the safe storage and disposal of disclosures and disclosure information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to sign a contract with GBG?
Organisations who wish to use GBG as their criminal record check provider must comply with the DBS Code of Practice. In signing our service contract you are agreeing to comply with this Code of Practice.
Will Ofsted continue to process disclosure certificates?
Ofsted will continue to process disclosures for the registered day care provider and day care managers only as part of the registration process.
How long does the process take?
The DBS aim to process 90% of all Enhanced Disclosures within 28 days.
Do I need a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure?
DfE have specified that all Disclosures are Enhanced.