How Do We Help with DBS Checks?

A DBS check may be needed for certain jobs or voluntary work, e.g. working with children, in healthcare or with vulnerable adults.

Basingstoke Voluntary Action is a registered umbrella body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We offer a comprehensive DBS checking service, to the community and voluntary service (if you are a commercial company please contact us to discuss whether we have capacity to help you).

DBS Clinics are normally held at our Orchard building in White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 4AF.

To contact us to discuss your DBS requirement, please call 01256 423816 or click on the button below. Please click on the boxes at the bottom of this page in order to fill out the forms required.

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How much does a DBS check cost?

  • Volunteers – £10 admin fee.
  • Paid staff – £20 admin fee plus the £40 DBS charge – this MUST be paid at the time of the check with the cheque payable to BVA.
  • Standard DBS charge – £18 DBS charge plus £20 admin fee
  • Enhanced DBS check – £38 DBS charge plus £20 admin fee
  • Enhanced with Barred Lists DBS check – £38 DBS charge plus £20 admin fee
  • Call out charge – £20 – If BVA staff are requested to attend a group at premises outside the Orchard and is in addition to any admin charge.

How do I know which level of check is required for our volunteers?

The DBS have provided a guidance on eligibility tool to help you.

Are there any specific policies we need to have in place?

As an organisation you will need to have:

  • have a written policy on the suitability of ex-offenders and make it available to applicants on request. A template can be accessed here
  • a policy on the secure handling of information from DBS and make all applicants aware of the arrangements, providing a copy on request.


Please click on the boxes below in order to fill out the forms required:

Register Your Organisation

If you would like to use our DBS service for your organisation, we will first need to register the organisation on our database.

If you are unsure as to whether your organisation is registered, please call 01256 423816 to speak to us.

Please use the form below to register your organisation.

Book an Appointment

You will need to bring with you three original documents for proof of identity and address. You can find a list of all the acceptable documents for DBS checks here. (Please note a photocard driving license will be sufficient on its own without the paper counterpart.) If you have a National Insurance Number you will also need to bring this with you.

If you have any queries about requirements, please call 01256 423816

Please use the form below to request a DBS appointment.

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