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Tel: 01256 423816

Disclosure and Barring Service

A DBS check may be needed for certain jobs or voluntary work, eg working with children, in healthcare or with vulnerable adults. Basingstoke Voluntary Action are therefore providing Disclosure and Barring Clinics to local organisations throughout 2016/17 and these are held at the BVA Office at the Orchard building in White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 4AF. To retain our status, we must perform 100+ checks per year, so please do use this service or it may be lost. Please check the various links below to ensure you have the relevant documents for the check and actually require a DBS.

Dates available for 2017 are -

Date Time
Monday 20th March 2017 12.30 - 1.30 & 5.30 - 6.30
Thursday 20th April 2017 12.30 - 1.30
Monday 22nd May 2017 12.30 - 1.30 & 5.30 - 6.30
Monday 12th June 2017 12.30 - 1.30
Thursday 13th July 2017 12.30 - 1.30 & 5.30 - 6.30
Monday 14th August 2017 12.30 - 1.30
Monday 18th September 2017 12.30 - 1.30 & 5.30 - 6.30
Thursday 19th October 2017 12.30 - 1.30
Thursday 16th November 2017 12.30 - 1.30 & 5.30 - 6.30
Monday 11th December 2017 12.30 - 1.30

Please call 01256 423850 to reserve a place or query requirements and ensure that you have the required documentation to enable the checks to correctly take place. You can find a list of all the acceptable documents for DBS checks here. (Please note a photocard driving licence will be sufficient on its own without the paper counterpart.)

Groups are strongly encouraged to review the Overview of DBS Checks, Regulated Activity and the DBS Update Service for Managers of Staff and Volunteers.

Also, the form for organisations to use when they see their staff/volunteers’ DBS certificates. Staff/volunteers must of course register for the online update service for the forms to be relevant.

The charge for this service is -

  • Volunteers - £10 admin fee.
  • Paid staff - £20 admin fee plus the £44 DBS charge – this MUST be paid at the time of the check with the cheque payable to BVA.
  • Callout charge - £20 – If BVA staff are requested to attend a group at premises outside BVA and is in addition to any admin charge.

Transferrable to other groups

Note that once you have registered via the updated DBS System your details are held online and if you require another check for a different organisation (working with the same workforce - Adult, Youth or Both) you can provide permission for the other organisation to check details. They will require your DOB, Gender, DBS Certificate Number and permission. The online details are maintained negating the requirement for further manual checks. See Update Service

Please take note of the following document regarding changes to the system - Summary of Changes to Disclosure and Barring Certificate System for applicants.pdf

Please do read about futher changes to the DBS process.