Should my organisation do DBS checks?
You can only check someone’s criminal record if they’re applying for certain roles.
Use this tool to find out if you can check someone's criminal record.
Obtaining DBS checks for volunteers
If your organisation is relatively small or does not require many DBS checks each year, you probably can’t avoid using an umbrella body and paying an administration charge (although there is no DBS fee for volunteers).
To find an umbrella body in your area, you can use this searchable list. To cover their administration costs, umbrella bodies usually charge organisations an administration fee for carrying out DBS checks. These can vary, so please check before you sign up.
If your organisation conducts more than 100 checks a year, you can register to be an ‘umbrella body’.