DBS Service

Safety Net DBS Disclosure Service is a National Registered Umbrella Body for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and is able to provide a DBS check at a Standard or Enhanced level for positions of work excepted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How We Can Help

Information for individuals:

Individuals and the self-employed cannot apply for a check directly to the DBS. A DBS certificate will be requested as part of an organisation’s pre-recruitment checks following an offer of employment, including volunteering roles and applications for specific licences. If you have been asked to apply for a, or provide a DBS certificate and are unsure how to obtain one, please speak to the organisation making the request. Individuals may be eligible for a basic check via the  Disclosure Scotland website.

Information for organisations:

Safety Net DBS Information Pack a comprehensive 34-page Information pack about the Safety Net DBS Service.

For details of ID needed to apply for a DBS certificate – Download the  Document checklist here. From September 2012 positions of work excepted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 is work where duties involve working unsupervised with children in specified places or providing personal care, fostering and child-minding. The new definition of regulated activity relating to adults no longer labels adults as ‘vulnerable’. Instead, the definition identifies the activities which, if any adult requires them, lead to that adult being considered vulnerable at that particular time. See our Information Pack for clarification. Contact Liz at Safety Net’s DBS Disclosure Service or call 01273 414981


New application forms

The DBS have issued stocks of new application forms to all registered organisations and we are in receipt of ours. From 1 December 2014 the DBS will no longer accept disclosure applications that are sent to them if the form reference number on the top right hand corner begins F00.

Please make sure that you destroy all stocks of the old form and call or email if you require a fresh stock of the new forms to be posted to you. New form reference numbers begin F0.