DBS Checks

BAND offers Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks to our Full, Affiliated  & Associate member groups, for paid or voluntary staff working with either children or young people and vulnerable adults.

BAND can process up to 50 checks per group per year. We cannot run checks on staff who would normally be checked by Ofsted, if you’d like clarification please contact BAND  on 0117 954 2128.


How to Access DBS Checks through BAND

If you are already a Full, Affiliated or Associate member of BAND and you would like to contract into the DBS Check system, you can phone us on 0117 914 3007 or email us at dbschecks@bandltd.org.uk. 

For information on how to become a member of BAND, click here.

Fees (including BAND admin. fee & £2 VAT)

  • £57 for each paid staff member
  • £12 for each voluntary staff member
You  can pay fees by cheque payable to ‘BAND Ltd’
or via BACS: BAND Ltd, Sort code 30-94-80, Account no. 00971149.

For further information on the DBS Disclosure service, and the DBS update service  please contact: www.gov.uk/dbs.

Supporting Documents

If you are a BAND member group who is currently contracted into the BAND DBS Disclosure Service, you can download supporting documents and forms here:

BAND 1Download icon

Use this form to request an Enhanced Disclosure check from BAND


Guidance for employers Sept 2016 Download icon

These notes are intended to help you check that the applicant has completed the Disclosure application form correctly. Please read them carefully as you check and complete the form.


Continuations sheet Download icon

Use this sheet to continue your application onto another page.


If you don’t have Microsoft word  or PDF reader please see our accessibility pages for more help

Or contact us to get them posted.

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