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Set-up an eDBS account

Use our external companies and schools application form to set-up an account.

If you are an Essex County Council employee, use our internal applications forms.

Help with your application

If you get stuck with your application, you can refer to our guidance for prospective applicants or our guidance for organisations.

Some checks can be completed within 48 hours, but most are completed within 6 to 8 working days

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