Step Three – Identity Check

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.

You are now required to have your identity verified as part of your DBS application.

Please ensure you submit your Identity Checking Form within one month of submitting your online DBS application.

If you are unable to submit this within the required timeframe, please contact us to avoid your application being withdrawn and fees forfeited.

Download the Identity Checking Form

If you are unable to have your identity verified by a Responsible Person, this can be verified by the Post Office. Further information can be found here.