Disclosure and barring service

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.  It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

The council acts as an 'umbrella' body for the disclosure and barring service checks for local organisations who employ persons with unsupervised access to young people or vulnerable adults.  However, this service is not available to individuals.

Charge for 'umbrella' service - currently £16.00 admin fee for each application. This is in addition to the standard fee payable to the DBS.

The current DBS fees are available from the website: www.gov.uk/dbs.