Please be advised that you will only ever be contacted by Ofsted or Security Watchdog from the following phone numbers: 0300 1231231 / 0114 2413284. If you receive any communication asking you to contact a number that isn't one of these regarding your Ofsted application, please do not telephone this number.

Welcome to the Ofsted DBS Application portal provided by Security Watchdog, part of Capita plc.

This portal outlines all the steps required to process your DBS application as part of your registration process with Ofsted.

DBS Application steps

You must read and complete all four steps for your DBS application to be successful. If you fail to follow all four steps, this will cause a delay in your DBS application and Ofsted registration.