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Disclosure & Barring  Service Checks (CRB)

Norwood_Childrens_ServicesWe provide a DBS checking services.

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) is the new name for the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks, sometimes referred to as police checks.

CAIW can assist with obtaining DBS checks for voluntary and community organisations and business, for example: volunteers and entertainers, schools/education, care homes, health care professionals, pharmacists, dentists and anyone who might require a DBS check in their role.

To register your organisation please complete and return this form: External User information form

You can trust that your DBS / Basic Disclosure applications will be handled with professionalism, integrity, and the utmost discretion by our staff.

Our DBS (CRB) Application system is fast, secure and fully approved.

For details of what documentation you will need to bring, see here:


Charges for Enhanced Disclosure:

For paid workers:

  • £38 Enhanced Disclosure (free for unpaid/volunteers)

Plus admin fee of:

  • £15 per application to not-for-profit organisations (Total £55)
  • £20 per application to for-profit businesses (Total £60)

For volunteers:

  • Enhanced disclosure free of charge

Admin fee charged at:

  • £15 per application to not-for-profit organisations  (Total £15)
  • £20 per application to for-profit businesses (Total £20)


DBS Update Service

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service lets applicants keep their Enhanced DBS certificates up to date online and allows employers to check a certificate online.

How to register

You can register online as soon as you have your application form reference number. You can ask for the number when you apply for your DBS check. Alternatively, you can wait and register with your certificate number when you receive your DBS certificate. If so, you must do so within 30 days of the certificate being issued.

You can view your details online once you’ve registered.

To check the progress of your DBS certificate use the DBS tracking service.

Registration lasts for 1 year and costs £13 per year (payable by debit or credit card only). There’s no charge if you’re a volunteer. You’ll get an ID number with your registration that you need to log on to the service.

What you get

When you join, you’ll get an online account that lets you:

  • take your certificate from one job to the next
  • give employers permission to check your certificate online, and see who has checked it
  • add or remove a certificate

Read the detailed guidance for applicants.

Employers and other organisations

Employers and other organisations can check someone’s DBS certificate status online and get a result straight away.

There’s no registration process or fee for employers to check a certificate online, but employers must:

For further information contact the office on: 01983 524058 Email: 

and see link here for details of what documentation you will need to bring.

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