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DBS application process

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DBS application process

A DBS Check is a critical part of the Safer Recruitment Process.  The DBS Check allows safer recruitment decisions to be made and prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children, through its criminal record checking and barring functions.   


Some employees working in Special Secondary Schools may provide sensitive personal care to pupils aged 18 years’ of age and older.  Employees providing those kinds of services to older pupils may be regarded as undertaking “regulated activity” for adults and consequently may require an Enhanced DBS Check that includes not just a Children’s Barred List Check but also an Adults’ Barred List Check.  Further information about “regulated activity” for adults is at the following publication: Department of Health Regulated Activity (Adults).  Alternatively, please contact the HR Service Desk (01296 382233) which will then forward your query to the DBS Team which will provide further guidance and information in relation to your query.

eDBS System

Buckinghamshire County Council processes DBS checks online via an electronic Employment Check system. 

EDBS System

Access the eDBS system  -   Please note that you will only be able to access this system if you have a log in and password.

eDBS Administrator user requests

To request a log in or remove an existing user, please complete the E-DBS system Business Unit administrator new user / remove user form below


A DBS Certificate can be used from one school to another as long as the workforce and level of the DBS Check is correct for the role – LA Schools only.   Please complete the transferability request form under HR Services via the Supportworks Portal or contact the HR Service Desk 01296 38 2233.


A DBS Certificate may be used in certain circumstances by another organisation eg academy

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