DBS Application

To apply for a DBS, please follow the instructions below.


Please follow the instructions below very carefully as people continue to make mistakes from not reading the instructions. You need to do two things:


  1.  Submit your DBS application form using the link below; click on the orange box (DBS Application Form) and fill in the required details.




Organisation Reference – RMP

Password – Models2014


  1. Email [email protected] with your 2 ids and your proof of address so we know you’ve completed the DBS application and we can go online to approve your documents.


The link below provides guidance on completing the form if you are having any difficulties.



It can take up to 4 weeks from when the online application is completed to have the result confirmed, although 78% are completed within 10 working days.


Common mistakes to watch out for when completing the online DBS

Make sure that the ID documents you email to me (within group 2b) are sufficiently recent.  The first link in this email indicates how recent they need to be.

Your home address needs to match the address on the recent ID document (e.g. council tax bill or bank statement)

Please input any middle names if you have them

Please describe the job description as ‘child carer’, not ‘Role Model’!

One question asks whether you are carrying out child ‘regulated activity’.  The answer to this is yes.


It’s worth noting that it’s up to each organisation as to whether they accept your DBS or whether they insist on a new one – we therefore recommend that you sign up to the DBS update service – https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service – for £13 per year which allows you take your certificate from one job to the next, gives employers permission to check your certificate online and add or remove a certificate.  You have to do this within 19 days of the certificate being issued or as soon as you have your application form reference number.  DBS certificates don’t have an official expiry date – it’s simply down to each company as to what rules they set.  Role Models requests that they are updated a minimum of every 3 years.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with Role Models resident DBS Guru, Emily at [email protected] or +44 (0)20 3637 7107.