DBS (CRB) checks

300px-Disclosure_and_Barring_Service.svgThe Disclosure And Barring Service (DBS) has two kinds of checks; a Standard Disclosure and an Enhanced Disclosure. To work with children and vulnerable adults you need an Enhanced Disclosure.

The DBS check is to make sure that people who work with vulnerable groups or children are safe to do so and the managers and organisers of youth projects have a legal responsibility to make sure the checks are done. We help our associates with their DBS applications, but you can become an associate by getting DBS help from us.

There is often a lot of fuss in the press about DBS checks, but it’s really not as daunting or intrusive as it may seem, and we’re on hand to help Associates through the process. We understand that the DBS process can make people feel a bit edgy and vulnerable, but there’s nothing to be worried about.

To find out more contact us on 01924333400 alternatively email thomas.gatehouse@youth-association.org.

The process

1. Book an appointment with us. After booking an appointment with us we will send you a courtesy email to confirm dates and times as well as details of the documents you will need to bring with you. You can check also them here.

2. Arrange any payment that the DBS may charge for your disclosure including a small administration fee of £15. This entitles you to a personal representative who will act on your behalf and resolve and issues and queries that may arise regarding your DBS check with the DBS.

3. Meet our DBS Checker at your appointment time. We will complete the DBS forms with you and check your documents. You will not have to send any of your documents to the DBS.

4. We send your Disclosure form to the DBS. Processing your disclosure by the DBS can take several weeks, but is usually completed in 2 to 3 weeks.

5. The DBS send the results of your DBS check directly to you and you can show it to anyone who asks to see it.


Request an appointment

To request an appointment phone on 01924 333 400 during office hours. All appointments are carried our at our head office in Wakefield on a Tuesday 09:00 – 17:00.

Further Information

If you need more information on the Disclosure And Barring Service checks, check the link below.

The website of the DBS. You can get all the info you need about the checks here.