20-09-2019

Following a review of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) fees, government announced that the charges for DBS checks will be reduced with effect from 1 October 2019.

The reductions will be applied as follows:

Type of DBS check

Current fee

Fee from 1 October 2019

Basic DBS check

£25.00

£23.00

Standard DBS check

£26.00

£23.00

Enhanced DBS check

£44.00

£40.00

Fees for other checking services remain unaffected by these changes.

The fee for the Update Service will remain the same, at £13 per year. The fee for an Adult First check will also remain the same, at £6.

Standard and enhanced volunteer applications will remain free-of-charge.


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