The DBS Disclosure & Barring Service currently define a volunteer as:

“a person who is engaged in any activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travelling and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit someone (individuals or groups) other than or in addition to close relatives”

You Cannot Be:

  • Working towards the completion a course
  • On a placement in association with an educational provider
  • Working towards a permanent or temporary paid position
  • Receiving any monetary or scholarly gain

If you satisfy the above criteria, the DBS Disclosure & Barring Service will issue a DBS certificate free of charge bypassing the usual £44 government fee. As a result, the only cost incurred by the requesting organisation or the applicant themselves is our administration fee of £15.00 (VAT Incl.).


NOTE: As an individual you can only apply for a Basic Disclosure. For a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure you will need to apply through your Company.

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