Apply for a Standard DBS Check for COVID 19 Volunteers


COVID 19 Volunteer Standard DBS Check

Please read the conditions of this application at the bottom of this page

Conditions of application:

As part of the standard 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

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 forms require the correct use of upper and lower case characters. This check is only available for certain occupations and for entry into specified professions as specified in the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Standard Disclosures show current and spent convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings held on the Police National Computer.

This service is only available to those resident within the United Kingdom.

Once a check has been submitted we are unable to make alterations.

If you wish 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. You will be sent a link that allows you to continue at a later time. Throughout the process your details are securely stored and until you press submit cannot be accessed without that link by anyone pending your return.

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