Apply for a free-of-charge* COVID-19 fast-track Enhanced or Standard DBS Check
Free-of-charge* COVID-19 fast-track Enhanced and Standard DBS check
Please read the conditions of this application at the bottom of this page
Conditions of application:
As part of the enhanced DBS check process the employer is required to check the candidate’s original ID documents. We will contact the employer to verify the candidate’s ID documents. If we are unable to get hold of the employer or the employer does not get back to us within one week, we will cancel the application. We will send the candidate a secure login to enter all their personal details and the employer/ID verifier login details to verify the candidate’s ID.
Please ensure you are applying for the correct level of check. Guidelines can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-eligibility-guidance
The DBS definition of a volunteer is defined in the Police Act 1997 (criminal records) Regulations 2002 as:
“Any person engaged in an activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit some third party and not a close relative.”
To qualify for a free-of-charge criminal record check, the applicant must not:
*benefit directly from the position for which the DBS application is being submitted
*receive any payment (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses)
*be on a work placement
*be on a course that requires them to do this job role
*be in a trainee position that will lead to a full-time role/qualification
By submitting this application form you confirm that the position meets the DBS definition for a free-of-charge volunteer application.
Please note that DBS may recover the application fee if a volunteer check has been requested incorrectly and this would result in the cancellation of your DBS registration.
*Please note that even though the DBS fee is waived for unpaid volunteers, a £29.80 admin fee applies.
Please note that these enhanced disclosure application forms require the correct use of upper and lower-case characters. The enhanced DBS check is the highest-level disclosure available from the Disclosure and Barring service. Until 2012, it was known as a CRB check. You can only request this level if the employer is eligible to request a disclosure under the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974, and you are caring, training, supervising or working closely with children or vulnerable adults.
Once a check has been submitted we are unable to make alterations.
You can apply for enhanced DBS online using this form if you currently live/work in England or Wales. The enhanced DBS check is only available to residents of the United Kingdom.
If you do not wish to complete your application online all at one time, you can select ‘Save’ at the end of each section and return to it later. If so, you will be prompted for your email address, where you will be sent a link that allows you to continue at a later time. Throughout the online application process your details are securely stored. Until you press submit, your personal information cannot be accessed except with the link emailed to you.
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