Standard DBS checks only apply under specific circumstances.
If you believe eligibility exists for a standard DBS check, please contact us before placing your order.
Subscription free, pay as you go DBS checking service which includes:
30 days administrative support
Risk assessment assistance
Pro-forma DBS policies and support documents for organisations
The DBS carry out each of these checks free of charge, and SAFEcic charges a £12 administration fee.
This is a paper based service, available anywhere in the UK, or overseas*. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Please note: Volunteer checks may only be requested where the applicant is;
"engaged in an activity in which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit some third party and not a close relative." 1
and they must not;
benefit directly from the position for which the DBS application is being submitted
receive any payment (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses)
be on a work placement
be on a course that requires them to do this job role
be in a trainee position that will lead to a full-time role/qualification.
If you have not already established if a standard DBS check can lawfully be requested, please do so before ordering as refunds will not be given for roles which transpire to be ineligible (this does not affect your statutory rights). For help establishing eligibility, you can visit the DBS Guide to Eligibility or contact us.
To avoid processing delays, please provide the name of the recruiting organisation at the point of order. Individuals and the self-employed cannot DBS check themselves.
1We do not ship application forms outside of the UK.
2DBS definition of volunteer, defined in the Police Act 1997 (criminal records) Regulations 2002.