DBS Checks

BAND offers 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.

Visit: https://www.gov.uk/find-out-dbs-check to check if your paid staff or volunteers are eligible for DBS checks.

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 email us at dbschecks@bandltd.org.uk.

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

Enhanced Standard Volunteer*
DBS Fee £38 £18 Free of charge
RB (BAND) admin fee including VAT £18 £18 £18
Total £56 £36 £18

*Must meet the DBS definition of a volunteer.  The DBS definition of a volunteer is defined in the Police Act 1997 (criminal records) Regulations 2002 as:

“Any person engaged in an activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit some third party and not a close relative.”

DBS checks: guidance for employers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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 below.


Use this form to request an Enhanced Disclosure check from BAND

Click here for a .PDF version of the BAND 1 form.

Guidance for employers

Use this form to help you as you complete the Disclosure application form.

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

Use this sheet if you need to add additional details to your DBS application.

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