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We offer a quick, reliable, online disclosure and barring service

We have been delivering our industry-leading Disclosure and Barring service for over 20 years. Our skilled and friendly team of experts is ready to make sure you are supported through the process saving you time and increasing accuracy.

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Our prices

From 6 April 2022 the following prices will apply to disclosure applications

  • Enhanced Disclosure £49.40
  • Enhanced with Adult First £58.40
  • Standard Disclosure £29.40
  • Volunteer Disclosure £11.40

Find out more about our prices

Why choose our DBS service?

Our Disclosure Service Team has over 20 years of experience. Our dedicated staff provide a professional, cost-effective and efficient DBS service and are always on hand to assist.

We help you make safer recruitment decisions by completing Disclosure and Barring checks (DBS checks) on your staff. DBS checks are a legal requirement in England and Wales and help you employ staff suitable for working with vulnerable children and adults, whilst helping you comply with statutory regulations.

Our service is available to Homecare Association members and non-member organisations. We are a registered umbrella body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enabling businesses and organisations throughout England and Wales to access criminal records data.

We can help you by providing:

  • guidance on completing disclosure application forms
  • priority vetting to make sure your applications proceed without delay
  • help with how to use the DBS check information you receive
  • liaison with DBS on your behalf
  • alerts for changes in DBS practices
  • hints and tips that can help you with the recruitment process
  • access to the DBS barred list and DBS first adult checks
  • secure and confidential service.

About DBS checks

As an employer you must adopt a robust procedure for checking your employees identity documents when you apply for a disclosure. You must first see the original documents and be satisfied that the correct procedure has been followed and that you have seen sufficient documents to make the disclosure application. For a comprehensive guide on checking documents go to

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-identity-checkingguidelines/ id-checking-guidelines-for-dbs-check-applications

If you are not sure whether an employee requires a DBS check more information can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-eligibility-guidance

Enhanced DBS check

Employees working as care or support workers who provide personal care to vulnerable people may be eligible for an Enhanced DBS check. The certificate will provide the same details as the Standard DBS check but may also contain non-conviction information supplied by relevant police forces if relevant.

Standard DBS check

Employees who do not provide personal care to vulnerable people may be eligible for a standard DBS check.

Barred list checks

An Enhanced DBS check with a Barred Lists certificate will contain the same information as an Enhanced DBS check but will also include a check of one or both Barred Lists.

There are three categories of barred list checks, and these are dependent on who they are employed to work with.

Adult workforce - for employees working in regulated activity with vulnerable adults

Child workforce - for employees working in regulated activity with children

Adult and child workforce - for employees working in regulated activity with vulnerable adults and children.

Incidental contact with children during an employee’s work with vulnerable adults does not count as ‘regulated activity with children’ and they do not require a children’s workforce barred list check.

For more information on regulated activity with vulnerable adults please go to

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/216900/Regulated-Activity-Adults-Dec-2012.pdf

For more information on regulated activity with children please go to

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/550197/Regulated_activity_in_relation_to_children.pdf

DBS Code of Practice and sample policies

The Code of Practice for Disclosure and Barring Service Registered Persons must be adhered to if you wish to make Disclosure and Barring applications as a registered person.

In addition, as a registered person you must create and adhere to your own policy documents. We have provided some samples which you can download and modify for your organisation:

Rehabilitation of Offender Rules and Amendment to Filtering

Changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

From 28 October 2023, custodial sentences of over 4 years that are not already excluded (such as life sentences or sentences of imprisonment for public protection), will be able to become spent for the first time. However, to ensure the protection of the public, the changes do not apply to persons sentenced to more than 4 years imprisonment following a conviction for any serious violent, sexual, or terrorist offences listed in Schedule 18 of the Sentencing Act 2020. These convictions will continue to never become spent and will therefore always be disclosed. For more information go to Rehabilitation Periods - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

In addition, rehabilitation periods for some disposals/sentences will be reduced.  For example:

  • Custodial sentences of more than 1 year and up to 4 years will now become spent 4 years after the end of the sentence,
  • Custodial sentences of up to 1 year will now become spent 1 year after the end of the sentence.
  • Community Orders and Youth Rehabilitation Orders will now become spent at the end of the order.

Changes to Filtering Rules

The Filtering rules that dictate the content of Standard and Enhanced checks will change with the impact of all unspent records always being disclosed.This change will mean that in limited circumstances, some applicants will now see additional unspent records being disclosed. 

The DBS will no longer issue manual certificates for applications that have been impacted by the filtering process unless an exceptional circumstance.

For more information on filtering guidance please go to 

DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Filtering scenario guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Filtering rules for DBS certificates - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Police Performance Information

Over the last 12 months the Disclosure and Barring Service have seen a significant increase for all DBS checks, in particular Enhanced applications that require a referral to the local police force. The DBS is aware of delays for a relatively small number of applications sent to the Police Forces, the document has communication from the DBS regarding why these delays are occurring.

Police Performance Information -May24.pdf