Community Action Dacorum, 48 High Street, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP1 3AF
Telephone: 01442 253935
Registered Charity No: 288080 – Company Ltd by Guarantee 01745852
The Disclosure and Barring Service is the new name for what used to be called the Criminal Records Bureau. Many people are familiar with the term CRB, and DBS has now replaced this.
These checks can be done by organisations on staff and volunteers whose work involves close and (regular) contact with children and vulnerable adults.
It is very important that employers are certain about eligibility before requesting a DBS check, as it is an offence to ask for a check on someone who isn’t eligible.
Eligibility information can be found on the DBS website www.gov.uk/dbs
There are two levels of checks: Standard and Enhanced. Information on who can apply for which level can be found on the DBS website.
Email us a completed request form.
All applications are complted face to face at our offices Hemel Hempstead and processed through a partnership agreement with North Herts CVS (NHCVS), a DBS registered umbrella body. The process takes approximately 10-15 minuts to complete. The individual will also need to bring 3 original identification documents.
For an information pack for organisations requesting a DBS check click here
The DBS update service has been introduced to stop people having to carry out multiple DBS checks. The applicant, upon receipt of their disclosure, is able to register with the update service. The cost of the update service is free for volunteers and £13 per year for employed staff.
For more information please call
and ask to speak with Deborah Fogden or Loretta Anderson
or Alison May