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DBS Checks

Community Foundation can process application for DBS checks. DBS checks are required by law to be carried out for any person who will work or volunteer with children and/or vulnerable adults. Your organisation could be held legally liable, if it does not carry out DBS checks. Different roles are eligible for different types of DBS checks. 

Please refer to the DBS Eligible Positions Guidance for further information.

 If you are unsure, please contact us on 0121 312 0135 or by email us at and we will do our best to assist you.

Our DBS service is available anywhere in the UK.  Our charges are as follows:

  • £15.00 each DBS enhanced /standard for volunteers

  • £45.00 each DBS standard

  • £60.00 each DBS enhanced

If you have not already established if an enhanced DBS check should 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

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.

Please note, although we provide a standard and enhanced DBS checking service, we are not the DBS. If you would like to contact the Disclosure and Barring Service, you can call 0300 0200 190 or click here to visit their website.

We understand the process of DBS checking can be a complex issue and often leaves applicants and employers with a lot of questions. So, we have created a list of frequently asked questions and answers click here to download. 

If you cannot find what you are looking for or would like further information please give us a call on 0121 312 0135, or fill in the contact form with your full name, telephone number, email address and subject as DBS and we will get back to you.






  • Offload administrative burden by entrusting DBS application processing to Community Foundation.

  • Community Foundation streamlines the DBS application process for your organisation.

  • Ensures compliance with legal requirements for your organisation, especially if you work with children and vulnerable adults.

  • Minimises processing delays by providing the recruiting organisation's name at the point of order.


How do I access your service?

Please, email us at with what DBS you would like and we will be in touch shortly. 

Can I access this service as an organisation?

Yes, if you wish for employees from your organisation to undergo a DBS check, please, get in touch and we will process them for you. 

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