Disclosure and Barring Service

If your group or organisation works with children or vulnerable adults, it may be necessary for paid staff and volunteers to undergo Disclosure and Barring Service checks (formerly known as CRB checks). DBS checks are designed to help organisations from public, private and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain areas of work, especially those which may involve contact with children or other vulnerable members of society.

Next Steps to Completing Your DBS Check 

To start the DBS process please contact Sian Avery at sian.avery@communitybarnet.org.uk | 020 8364 8400 to book an appointment.  You will be required to attend our Barnet office to complete our check and authenticate your documents, this will usually take about ten minutes. 

Services and Charges

Enhanced Staff Check – includes DBS charge, admin and VAT - £65

Enhanced Volunteer Check – includes admin and VAT - £15

Fees can be paid in advance by BACs. We will issue you with an invoice payable within 30 days.

For further information and to book a DBS check, please contact Sian Avery at sian.avery@communitybarnet.org.uk | 020 8364 8400.

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Information and Links

  • If you have moved within the last 5 years, previous address details, including postcodes will be required.
  • If you have changed your name, you will need to bring details including the date that your name changed.
  • When to check someone else's criminal record - Gov.UK
  • Documents required to complete a DBS check - Gov.UK
  • For more information about the Disclosure and Barring Service, the application process or tracking please take a look at their website - Gov.UK

We may be able to visit your organisation to undertake the checks if you have a large number to be completed, this service is subject to a charge, please contact us to discuss

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