Enhanced DBS

Hello fellow experts, 

Quick question,  the wife is going through enhanced dbs process to go back into nursing. We've changed address once in the past 5 years, no criminal activity etc. DBS received the form on 30/7 and its still stuck on stage 2. Seems a long time. What are others experiences of this? Think we're being impatient here but nevertheless keen to hear others experiences, albeit recent ones. Her previous one 4 years ago took 10 days in total! 


  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Forumite Posts: 45,437
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    It may depend on your police force: some are faster than others. I don't know what the different stages are, but 30th July is not very long ago, in anybody's book!
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  • MattMattMattUK
    MattMattMattUK Forumite Posts: 7,258
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    My brother-in-law and I had ours put through on the same day, his came back in four working days, mine took three weeks, no logic to it at all.
  • beam_me_up787
    beam_me_up787 Forumite Posts: 9
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    I had an enhanced DBS recently. Took eight weeks in total! Was told there were widespread delays in my region (Bristol) but it came through in the end
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