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DBS Checks

DBS Checks

What are DBSs?

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

A DBS check is a report from the police which details any and all entries the police have on their system for you. This is just a formality for most people and is purely a precautionary measure to ensure children and young people are safe on their activities. The search is for relevant records, so, for instance, there is no need to worry if you want to work with children but have a speeding ticket!

Momentum is an umbrella organisation with the Disclosure Barring Service allowing small organisations to undertake DBS applications for the staff and volunteers through us. Members have a reduction in the costs of DBS applications. No minimum number of applications required.

NB: We carry out DBS checks for Child Workforce. For Adult Workforce, please contact Charity Backroom.

Momentum is now offering an online DBS application service in addition to the paper DBS application service. Our prices are detailed in our tables below.

Paper DBS Checks

DBS Check – price per application

Members

Non-Members*

Standard DBS Check

For a volunteer

£10.00

£15.00

For a paid employee

£36.00

£46.00

Enhanced DBS Check

For a volunteer

£10.00

£15.00

For a paid employee

£54.00

£64.00

Evidence checking by Momentum

For the Voluntary Sector

Free

£5.00 per application

For the Commercial Sector

N/A

£15.00 per application

Fee charged by Momentum for applications needing to be returned
due to errors

£3.00 per application

£3.00 per application

* Non-members will be expected to pay for their DBS checks in advance (i.e with the application).

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Online DBS Checks

The process involves groups / organisations having a DBS Agreement which can be obtained from Momentum. It is also a requirement for the group / organisation to have policies, as outlined in the Agreement, in place and copies to be held by Momentum. Momentum has sample policy documents to help you with this. A registration form will need to be completed in order for your online account to be set up. Please note this will take a minimum of 7 working days.

DBS Online

Set-up an online DBS account

Members

Non-Members

Online service set up fee

£20.00

£35.00

Webinar training session

£35.00

£60.00

DBS Check – price per application

Members

Non-members

Standard DBS Check

For a volunteer

£10.00

£15.00

For a paid employee

£36.00

£46.00

Enhanced DBS Check

For a volunteer

£10.00

£15.00

For a paid employee

£54.00

£64.00

Evidence checking by Momentum

For the Voluntary Sector

Free

£5.00 per application

Training and Account Activation details

In order to start using the online DBS service you will need to complete an online training course (webinar). This can completed on your own computer at your home or work address. You will need to have access to the internet and a phone.

Here are the details of Momentum’s Online DBS Webinar Training Sessions. The account activation date is when you will be able to start processing online DBS applications. If you wish to complete the online webinar please complete a Momentum Training Booking form and return it to training@momentumnorfolk.org.uk

It would be appreciated if webinar bookings could be made at least 3 weeks prior to the webinar date in order for the necessary administration to be completed prior to the webinar date.

Online Webinar

Account Activation date

Friday 3rd  November 2017
9.30am to 10.30am

Friday 17th November 2017

Thursday 15th  March 2018
4pm to 5pm

Thursday 29th March 2018

Becoming an Evidence Checker

Organisations acting as an evidence checker on behalf of Momentum (Norfolk) must have attended our DBS Evidence Checking course. Momentum (Norfolk) will no longer be allowed to accept DBS forms from those who have not attended.

If you are interested in becoming an Evidence Checker for your group / organisation, book your place on one of the workshops in our Training Hub.

Course

Date

Time

Location

Price

Evidence Checking Workshop

Thursday 19th October 2017

2pm to 4.30pm

Great Yarmouth

£10
 (member)
£25
(non-member)

Thursday 1st March 2018

4pm to 6.30pm

Norwich

DBS update service

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service lets applicants keep their DBS certificates up to date online and allows employers to check a certificate online. Registration lasts for 1 year and is free for volunteer positions and £13 per year for paid positions (payable by debit or credit card only).

DBS update service

If you require any further assistance / clarification on this please do not hesitate to contact us.