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If you have been waiting over 60 days for your DBS application from Cumbria Constabulary, find out below how to check on its status.

What's causing the delay?

Enhanced DBS checks have to be reviewed by local police forces as part of the disclosure service. This can add to the time it takes to process your checks.

We are aware that some applications are taking longer than our target due to the level of work involved in certain cases. We understand the impact it can have on both applicants and employers. We apologise for any delay and will work to process them as quickly as possible. 

Check online

The quickest and easiest way to check on the status of your DBS application is by using the UK Government's online service.

Please note that an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service check, which is required to work with children, or vulnerable adults, is not submitted directly to Cumbria Constabulary.  If you require further details about DBS checks and how to apply for such a check further details can be found from the below website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about

Police Certificate

ACRO also issue Police Certificates to people who want to emigrate to, or obtain a visa for, countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America.

A certificate details whether or not the applicant has a criminal record in the United Kingdom and is required as part of the visa process by the respective high commission or embassy. 

Please visit the ACRO website for further information https://www.acro.police.uk/acro_std.aspx?id=6

Please note that, regardless of your circumstances, it's unlikely that we can escalate your case due to the volume of applications we are processing.