Who Pays for my DBS Checks?

Who Pays for my DBS Checks?

There is a whole range of jobs and volunteer opportunities in the UK which require DBS checking – a system of checking through police records to weed out people with a serious criminal past, or those who have a history of abuse or crimes against children or vulnerable adults.

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Volunteers and DBS

Volunteers and DBS

According to public statistics, there are around 15 million people in the UK who volunteer at least once a month. Volunteers undertake a whole host of roles in the community, from working in shops belonging to one of the large national chains, to organising fundraising events for smaller, local charities.

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Access NI

Access NI

Most of us know what DBS checking, and often DBS – or the older term of CRB – is used to describe the process across the UK. In fact, DBS checking through the Disclosure and Barring Service is only used in England and Wales, and there are separate processes for those living in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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