Do you need your staff or volunteers to be DBS checked?

We’re registered by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) to carry out DBS checks. This means we can carry out DBS checks for a whole range of employers as well as community groups and organisations, for both staff and volunteers.

The DBS aims to help you make safer decisions when you’re taking on staff or volunteers, preventing unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. If you are an employer and you’re unsure who needs to be DBS checked, you can check the DBS website for more information.

What does the service include?

We can support and guide you through the application process, or just help if you’d just like some support and advice.

The only charge we make for this service is £15 per application, to cover our administration costs. However, the DBS charges £26 for a standard application and £44 for an enhanced application. DBS checks for volunteers are free, but you’ll still need to pay our £15 fee, just to cover our administration costs.

Unfortunately, we can’t DBS check anyone that’s self-employed. Please take a look at the DBS website to find out more.