Disclosure and Barring checks allows your employer or an organisation you are volunteering with make safe and informed recuritment decisions. Depending on certain roles, checks will include checking for information heal in children and adult barred list along side information held by  local police forces. When a check has been proccesed and completed, the applicant will receive a DBS certificate.

Applicants guide to the application process 

You can obtain your DBS form either through your organisation or from Central Surrey Voluntary Action. Once you have completed the form in BLACK ink, you will need to bring the form and three forms of ID to once of Central Surrey Voluntary Action at the prebooked appointment in order to verify your ID and process your form.

The following documents publised by Disclosure and Barring service to assist applicants with their DBS application process;

For independent advice about discloseure and filtering, please visit; www.nacro.org.uk 

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Basic Check service 

DBS is now offering basic checks for individuals who wish to request a criminal record check on yourself. This is the only check which an individual can request a criminal record check. All other forms of criminal record checks must be requested by the an organisation the individual is working or volunteering with.

A basic check can be used for any position or purpose.

All basic checks, including volunteer applications, are £25.

Most basic checks will be processed within 14 days.

How to get a basic check service 

DBS provides this service if you’re living or working in England or Wales. There are two ways to apply for a basic check:

  1. You can apply directly through DBS using our online application route. As part of your application you’ll need to prove your identity through GOV.UK Verify
  2. Alternatively, you can apply through a CSVA which is registered with DBS to submit basic check applications

Your employer can also request a basic check for you if they have your consent, via a Responsible Organisation.

Information disclosed on basic checks 

A basic check will contain details of convictions and conditional cautions considered to be unspent under the terms if the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 aims to give those with convictions or cautions the chance – in certain circumstances – to wipe the slate clean and start afresh.

Under the Act, eligible convictions or cautions become ‘spent’ after a specified period of time known as the ‘rehabilitation period’, the length of which varies depending on how the individual was dealt with.

You can refer to the table showing rehabilitation periods attached at the top of this page, and read the relevant extract from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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