Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Checks)

DBS Checks (previously CRB checks) are required by any person who works with children or vulnerable adults. We are registered as an umbrella body with the Disclosure and Barring Service which means that we can process check for you, your staff and volunteers.

For more information about the application process or tracking, please take a look the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you would like us to do your DBS check, (which are processed online at your appointment) you will need to make an appointment. All checks are done face to face at our Hatfield office and usually take 10-15 minutes.  We may be able to visit your organisation to undertake the checks if you have a large number to be completed.  To arrange an appointment please contact us.

Check available

  • Volunteer
  • Paid VCS Staff (standard)
  • Paid VCS (enhanced)
  • Statutory Organisation (standard)
  • Statutory Organisation (enhanced)

Identification Documents

The person requiring the check will need to bring along original identification documents to the appointment.

We suggest:

  • Passport, Driving Licence or Birth Certificate
  • National Insurance number (on either a p45 or p60)
  • Bank statement or utility bill with your current name and address which is less than 3 months old

Please make a request by emailing: office@whcvs.org.uk stating which service you would like.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have moved within the last 5 years, previous address details, including postcodes will be required. If you have changed your name, you will need to bring details including the date that your name changed.