DBS CHECKS

Success4All C.I.O is registered with the DBS centre as a responsible organisation entrusted to complete DBS checks.

If you are already registered with Success4All and wish to arrange for an employee or volunteer to have a DBS check, please complete the form below or click here.

A member of staff will contact the employee/volunteer to arrange an appointment.

FAQ

What are DBS checks?

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) provides DBS Checks to enable employers to check prospective employees’ criminal history.

DBS Checks are designed to help employers make safe recruitment decisions and prevent people from doing work they’re unsuitable for.

What are the different levels of DBS checks?

There are four levels of check: Basic, Standard, Enhanced and Enhanced checked against the barred list. The four levels have different eligibility requirements and reveal different information about the applicant.

Use the DBS’s eligibility tool to find out which DBS check you can get for your employees, as different roles require different levels of DBS checks.

  • Basic: A Basic DBS Check or Basic Disclosure will show any unspent convictions or conditional cautions the applicant has.
  • Standard: A Standard Check will show any spent or unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings the applicant has.
  • Enhanced: An Enhanced Check will show any spent or unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings the applicant has, as well as any other relevant information held by the applicant’s local police force.
  • Enhanced checked against the barred list: An enhanced check with barred lists, which shows the same as an enhanced check plus whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from doing the role

As an employer, if you carry out criminal records checks, you must have a policy on employing ex-offenders and show it to any applicant who asks for it.

How much does it cost?

Success4All CIO charges a £10 admin fee to process all DBS checks.

DBS Type DBS Cost Success4All Admin Fee Total
Basic/Standard £23 £10 £33
Enhanced checked against the barred list £40 £10 £50
*All volunteer DBS checks £0 £10 £10

*The DBS definition of a volunteer is defined in the Police Act 1997 (criminal records) Regulations 2002 as: “Any person engaged in an activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit some third party and not a close relative.”

How do I apply?

If you are interested in Success4All DBS checking your employees or volunteers, please email busola@s4a.org.uk

If you’re already registered with Success4All and wish to arrange for an employee or volunteer to have a DBS check, please complete the form below.

A member of staff will contact the employee/volunteer to arrange an appointment.