Due to the Covid 19 pandemic you can apply free of charge here:
In order to help carers who do not have a DBS we are working with NACAS. Unfortunately, individuals without a DBS have to apply through a third party.
We have negotiated a discounted annual membership with our partners at NACAS (National association of carers and support workers) of £9 per annum, this allows you to apply for a DBS number through NACAS for a further cost of £4.50. It takes two to three weeks to get a DBS number. Membership of NACAS also allows you access to their free online training courses. Follow this link: https://nacas.co.uk/
There are 3 different types of DBS check:
Standard (normally £26): This reports on spent/unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings.
Enhanced (normally £44): This does the same but also includes any other relevant information that a police station might hold.
Enhanced/Barred List (normally £44): The DBS has a ‘barred’ list containing people unsuitable for work with children/vulnerable adults. This check will notify an employer if a candidate is on it.