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DBS set-up fee waived for new members

For new members we waive the set-up fee (usually charged at £45 +VAT) for creating your account on Ebulk - our online DBS processing platform.

As a member you also get access to our award-winning Disclosure Helpline and unlimited downloads of our policy and form templates, support notes, eligibility advice, and general safeguarding guidance included in your membership.

Processing fees

The Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales) and Access NI (Northern Ireland) charge a set fee per check for any paid workers but not for volunteers (with some exceptions).

Our administration fees cover the costs of processing the check, and hosting our secure online system.

If you process 500 checks or more a year, call us to discuss our bespoke scheme and bulk rates on 0303 003 1111.

For our paper only DBS users we provide the first ten volunteer checks free of charge.

All fees are subject to VAT unless otherwise stated and correct as of the date of publication at the bottom of this page.

DBS checks

  • Enhanced (Paid worker)  - £38* (DBS fee) plus £10.21+VAT (admin fee)
  • Enhanced and Standard (Volunteer) - £10.21+VAT (admin fee)
  • Standard (Paid worker) - £18* (DBS fee) plus £10.21+VAT (admin fee)
  • Basic check  (Paid worker and volunteer)- £18* (DBS fee) plus £10.21+VAT (admin fee)
  • Returned rejected applications (paper only) - £5+VAT per form (admin fee)

Access NI checks

  • Paid worker (standard and enhanced) - £33* (Access NI fee) plus £18+VAT (admin fee)
  • Volunteer enhanced check - £18+VAT (admin fee)
  • Returned rejected applications - £5+VAT per form (admin fee)

Other DBS related services

  • Route 2 External ID Verification £7.50+VATneeded when an applicant cannot produce a Group 1 Document (Primary identity documents) for example: Passport, Driving Licence or Birth Certificate.
  • DBS Adult First Check £12.50+VATneeded where DBS Certificates are required by law, such as Care homes, Domiciliary care agencies or adult placement schemes.

Payment method

We accept payment by Direct Debit only which is collected monthly. You will receive a Direct Debit notification by email giving 15 days notice before any money is taken.

*not subject to VAT.

Page last updated: 08 December 2022

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