Standard DBS checks only apply under specific circumstances.
If you believe eligibility exists for a standard DBS check, please contact us before placing your order.
Subscription free, pay as you go DBS checking service which includes:
✔ 30 days administrative support
✔ ID verification1
✔ Expert processing
✔ Risk assessment assistance
✔ Pro-forma DBS policies and support documents for organisations
This is a paper based service, available anywhere in the UK, or overseas1. For more, please visit our FAQ page.
Please note: Volunteer checks may only be requested where the applicant is;
"engaged in an activity in 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." 2
and they 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.
If you have not already established if an standard DBS check can lawfully be requested, please do so before ordering as refunds will not be given for roles which transpire to be ineligible (this does not affect your statutory rights). For help establishing eligibility, you can visit the DBS Guide to Eligibility or contact us. Please also take the time to familiarise yourself with changes in the DBS.
To avoid processing delays, please provide the name of the recruiting organisation at the point of order. Individuals and the self-employed cannot DBS check themselves.
1 We do not ship application forms, or return ID to addresses outside of the UK. Original ID must be submitted, in line with DBS ID checking guidelines, which will be returned as per our return of identity documents policy.
2 DBS definition of volunteer, defined in the Police Act 1997 (criminal records) Regulations 2002