The Disclosure and Barring Service

We are unable to carry out a DBS check for an individual who is not volunteering/ working for an organisation/ company not registered with ourselves.

It is the responsibility of the organisation/ company to have checked the eligibility regarding the role and the barred list entitlement.

We do not offer a drop in service for DBS, the service is by appointment only.

It is important to have all the necessary identification documents at the time of the appointment, full details of which can be found here.

 

What is a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Umbrella Body?

We offer the facility here at Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire for you to have your staff/volunteers DBS checked.  We are a registered umbrella body for DBS which means that we are able to provide you with the relevant application forms and are authorised to confirm and sign off applicant’s identification.

What does the DBS do?

The Disclosure and Barring Service checks the applicant’s identity details first. It then checks lists held by the Police, Department for Education and Skills, and Department of Health. In addition an Enhanced Disclosure could contain ‘soft’ information about warnings, suspicions, investigations and unproven allegations.

Who can we offer this service to?

Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire offers this service to all organisations whose staff/ volunteers meet the eligibility criteria for a DBS check. Information about eligibility can be found by either calling us or visiting the DBS pages on the Governments website here.
It is good practice to have all staff/volunteers DBS checked if they come into contact with children and young people or vulnerable adults in order to minimise the possibility of employing somebody who is unsuitable.

How much time will it take?

It will take approximately fifteen minutes to attend an initial appointment in order to register your organisation/ company for DBS checks with Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire.  After this, the individual applicants will need to attend a brief appointment, lasting approximately 30 minutes, with an authorised signatory at Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire in order to complete the application form and to verify  the applicant’s identification.

DBS Update Service

The DBS update service is being introduced for new checks from Monday 17th June 2013. For more information see the news article here or see the applicant guide or the employer’s guide

How do I find out more?

For more information on how to access the Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checking service, contact:-

Liz Dugard

Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL)
The Willows
23 Bargate
GRIMSBY
North East Lincolnshire
DN34 4SS

Telephone: 01472 231123
e-mail: liz@vanel.org.uk