If you would like to use the DBS service, we will first need to register your organisation on our database.
How much does a DBS check cost?
The charge for this service is –
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.
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 guidance on eligibility and an 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.