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    Hi does anyone have any experience of getting a DBS for a 16 year old - my eldest is 15 and I know the DBS process can take a bit of time. Do I have to wait until he is 16 to apply or can I get the ball rolling a little earlier. Haven't really looked in to it so just thought I'd ask here first!

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    DS turning 16 in a couple of months...DBS?

    This was my experience about 18 nth ago! Good luck x

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    You do have to wait until they turn 16.

    Things you could be doing before then making sure they have forns of identification.
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    AH thank you - didn't even think about needing identifiction although seems obvious now you've said it but it hadn't occurred to me! Will look into what he needs

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    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    Theres been a thread on fb saying people are having trouble with the identity checks so probably worth while having a look through.

    I know with my eldest they accepted birth certificate and letter from college
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    My son turned 16 last November. Got his dbs through quickly but his suitability letter form Ofsted didn’t come through till early February.
    This month, 7 months later, I got a letter from Ofsted ‘Failure to inform Ofsted about changes’ stating it’s come to their attention that he doesn’t have a dbs and could he immediately apply for one within the next 14 days or they may take the steps to cancel my registration and will also consider prosecution and I may be liable to pay a fine which is currently £5000.
    Scary or what? Impossible to speak to someone as I felt I was in a loop and couldn’t get a response. Finally spoke to a lovely lady who spent ages going through my file online and told me when every letter was received/sent regarding the whole dbs suitability stage and couldn’t explain why I got this letter from them. I received an apology email 3 days later advising me I received the letter in error and the information was forwarded to their IS department to investigate.
    I found it all quite upsetting to think I could have had my registration suspended because of this.

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    Gosh BallyH, that's a shocker!

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    That is appalling BallyH very upsetting for you.

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    So scary.

    Makes me want to check through all my paperwork and check DS is done... even though I know he is!

    Is there a way of checking? I'm sure I'll have a copy of the letter filed, but I'm not sure where! In fact , as i think it was addressed to DS , I think he'll have it!
    Last edited by loocyloo; 25-09-2019 at 11:02 AM.

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    Its scary how much they can lose.

    We had issues doing my eldest children as they had their name changed 9 years ago. Luckily i could prove that i had sent them and the copy of their email response.
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