Enhanced DBS Checks
In accordance with Stroud District Council’s policy, it is mandatory that all taxi and private hire drivers sign up to the DBS update Service. Once you are signed up Licensing Officers will undertake six monthly on-line enhanced checks of your DBS criminal records, including checks against the children and adult Barred Lists for licensed drivers.
All new taxi and private hire drivers must complete an Enhanced DBS Check ahead of a licence being issued. Once licensed as a taxi and/or private hire driver, you must subscribe and maintain a subscription to the DBS update service.
If you are already registered with the DBS update service, you may be able to use this registration. Please note that the DBS certificate must satisfy the following:
- Workforce must state ‘Other Workforce’
- Child and Adult Barring lists must be included.
If you are unsure about whether an existing certificate meets our criteria please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Existing Licensed Drivers
Drivers that were licensed with Stroud District Council on or before 1st October 2021 will have until 31 December 2023 to sign up to the DBS update service. Until they are signed up, they will need to continue to apply for a new Enhanced DBS check every three years on renewal up until the deadline.
We strongly recommend that existing drivers sign up to the DBS update Service the next time they are due to complete an Enhanced DBS check application.
If drivers do not sign up to the service at this time they will be required to apply for another enhanced DBS check ahead of the 31st December 2023 deadline.
How to apply for an Enhanced DBS Check
First read the instructions below and then click on this link to apply for a DBS check.
Select: Standard/Enhanced DBS Application
Enter the following details:
Organisation Reference - STROUD1
Organisation code - STROUD1
When you get to the section that asks your job role please enter taxi driver or private hire driver as appropriate
When you have submitted your form you must note the reference number on your taxi or private hire driver application/renewal form.
As part of your enhanced DBS application you will be required to submit 3 forms of ID to the licensing section. For a list of acceptable documents for the ID check please click here.
Signing up to the DBS Update Service
To sign up to the DBS update service you will need to go to: www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service.
It costs £13 per year and you can pay by debit/credit card. You can only register when you are in the process of applying for a new DBS certificate or within the first month following the receipt of your Enhanced Certificate.
IF YOU ARE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING AN ENHANCED DBS CHECK
You will need your DBS application reference number (starts with an E and is emailed to you once your DBS application is complete and the Licensing Team have checked your identity documents). You must sign up to the update service within 28 days of being emailed the DBS application reference number.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ENHANCED DBS CERTIFICATE (ISSUED WITHIN LAST MONTH)
You will need your certificate number (top right hand side of certificate). You must sign up to the update service within 30 days of the certificate being issued.
Please note that if your DBS update service registration lapses you will be required to apply for a new DBS certificate and pay the £54.40 fee.