DBS Checks (Formerly CRB)

DBS Umbrella Disclosure Service OPERATES FROM 9.00am TO 2.00pmCRB Application



As an umbrella organisation, we can offer a same day application service to any person requiring a DBS check. Forms are available on site and a countersignatory people is on hand to help complete the form and verify your personal documents. Certificates are provided by the DBS an executive agency of the Home Office.


We process two levels of DBS Disclosure:

Enhanced Disclosures are primarily for posts involved in regulated activities* with adults and/or children.  In general terms the type of work, will involve caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of vulnerable groups including children.

Standard Disclosures are primarily for posts that do not involve regulated activities* with adults and/or children.

*regulated activities - for a definition of 'regulated activities' please visit DBS website.

Charges from 1 April 2015

Please note the administration fee is non-refundable.

  • Charge for Voluntary Position (standard or enhanced) £5.00 administration fee
  • Charge for a Standard Disclosure for Employed Position £36.00 (including £10.00 administration fee)
  • Charge for an Enhanced Disclosure for Employed Position £54.00 (including £10.00 administration fee)

Organisations can arrange collection of DBS application forms directly from our office for completion by their staff/volunteers. Please contact us for further information and to discuss organisations' needs.


Individuals can collect and complete their own application forms directly from our office. Please contact us for further information and assistance.

Our Policy

We can only process DBS application forms if an applicant or their representative is able to attend our office in person.

We must view at least three original documents. These documents must separately verify the identity and residence of the individual.

We strongly advise applicants not to send any application forms or documents via post. We do not accept responsibility for any damaged or lost documents/payments received by post.

Caring Hands will supply the original application forms, no copy application forms will be accepted  and we will verify the identity of the applicant by viewing original valid documents.

Payment must be received at the time of application to complete the process.

Application Process

Please view the guide for applicants to help you complete the DBS form.

To complete our verification process quickly, we suggest you bring along all of the following items if you have them:

  1. Passport (any current and valid passport);
  2. Current driving licence (full or provisional);
  3. A document with National Insurance number included on it;
  4. An official document showing your current address (e.g. recent utility bill, tenancy agreement, financial statement etc.)


  • If you do not have a valid passport please bring your Birth Certificate;
  • If you do not have a passport or a driving licence:  two documents with your current address (e.g. Utility bill and Financial statement).

If you are unable to produce some of these documents then please view the list of valid documents you could bring instead.

Please contact us for any assistance and advice.


  •    Please do not send any application forms or documents via post.
  •    We only accept original documents to verify identity.
  •    We do not accept photo copied documents to verify identity.
  •    We do not take copies of your documents.
  •    We do not retain any of your documents.
  •    Payment must be received together with the application form, otherwise the application process will not be completed.

Disclosures are provided from the Disclosure and Barring Service an executive agency of the home office. More detailed DBS Disclosure information is available by visiting the www.gov.uk website.

Caring Hands Charity has been registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the CRB) as an umbrella body since 2004. We comply with the DBS Code of Practise, under the provisions of the Code, sensitive personal information is handled and stored appropriately and kept as long as is necessary.

For further information please contact us by telephone, in person or by email. donate white



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