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Disclosure Barring Service Checks – Who / What Are They? Disclosure Barring Service checks are a non-departmental civil body of the home office of the United Kingdom. The DBS gives organizations the power to make safer business decisions by recognizing people who may be inappropriate for certain work, including working with children or vulnerable adults. […]


Volunteers are eligible for a free volunteer DBS check with just an administration fee to pay. Because of this all volunteer requests must be checked to ensure the position is a volunteer position. What is a Volunteer? A volunteer is anyone who performs any activity which involves spending time helping people and is: Not being […]

Following on from our previous post, the Disclosure and Barring service will be upgrading their IT systems. More information has now been made available and how they will affect the key areas of the DBS. Application Forms Application forms can still be sent in by paper. However, they will take a few extra days to […]


The need to complete a DBS check report on potential new personnel is becoming increasingly more common amongst employers, especially those that care for children, the elderly or vulnerable adults and legal and financial firms dealing with highly private documents. If your business, charity or voluntary organisation requires DBS check reports on new staff then […]

A well-known cycling coach in Norfolk and Suffolk has been found guilty of stalking Mark Elmy denied the charge at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ court, claiming he was worried about the victim’s health and not infatuated or obsessed. The trial heard the pair had a sexual relationship, which the woman described as “one moment of madness”. […]

Owners of a nursery school have installed a CCTV system so worried parents can check their children are happy while they are at work. The day nursery based in Holland-on-Sea, Essex, gives parents a login address and password that they can access from a computer, smartphone or tablet so they can view their children’s room […]

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