Disclosure and Barring Service: Identity checking guidelines

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The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have amended their identity checking guidelines and advised that from 1 July 2014 - 
  • Adoption certificates can be treated the same as an original birth certificate; and
  • EU driving licences can be treated the same as a UK driving licence

Therefore from 1 July, an adoption certification and an EU photo card driving licence can be provided as evidence of identity as a Group 1 document.

Key action points:

  • The DBS' June newsletter can be viewed here 
  • The DBS identity checking guidelines can be viewed here.