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DBS Checks

DBS Checks

Important news – July 2018

As you may be aware Momentum has now merged with Voluntary Norfolk and as a result of this we will not be able to retain our registered body status with the Disclosure and Barring Service.  We will however continue to provide you with a service for paper-based DBS applications but under the registration of Voluntary Norfolk.  Our online service with GB Group will cease and we are asking our existing online users to transfer to CBR Business Solutions (part of Voluntary Norfolk) who also have an online platform with GB Group.

What does this mean for you?

Online users have been sent details of how to transfer to CBR Solutions.  All new users that wish to use online DBS checks should visit CBR Solutions Disclosure and Barring Service page

For paper-based applications

From 1 August please ensure that you do not use the purple blank DBS applications that have Momentum’s address on the front cover (these should be destroyed). You will be required to use purple DBS application forms that have Voluntary Norfolk on the front cover.  Please continue to use Momentum’s Documentary Evidence sheet and the DBS Privacy Policy Declaration. 

You should send completed applications to our DBS Administrator at the following address:

Momentum (part of Voluntary Norfolk)
2-16 Colegate

Your agreement for DBS services will continue to be with Momentum Norfolk and you should continue to contact Momentum regarding queries and for evidence checking. However, your invoice for applications will come from Voluntary Norfolk. 

Our charges for paper-based applications will continue at their current level but will be reviewed for the next financial year. 

Please do not contact CBR Business Solutions regarding paper-based child workforce applications. 

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 CBR Business Solutions.

Paper DBS Checks

DBS Check – price per application



Standard DBS Check

For a volunteer



For a paid employee



Enhanced DBS Check

For a volunteer



For a paid employee



Evidence checking by Momentum

For the Voluntary Sector


£5.00 per application

For the Commercial Sector


£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).


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.






Evidence Checking Workshop

Thursday 12th July 2018

2pm to 4.30pm




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.