Once you’ve registered your organisation, you’ll be charged for individual checks as and when you request them – there are no upfront minimums or contractual tie-ins.
|Number of Checks||1 - 50||51 - 500||501 - 1,000||1,001 +|
|uCheck Fee (inc VAT)||£14.00||£11.60||£7.20||£4.80|
As an organisation or employer, you have a duty to safeguard any vulnerable people your paid staff and volunteers come into contact with. Obtaining DBS Checks for volunteers who are eligible is a vital part of doing this.
Some organisations are governed by regulatory bodies like the Care Quality Commission, Charity Commission or Ofsted. These bodies set the standard regarding who should be checked and how often, and this applies to volunteers too.
We recommend consulting your organisation’s regulatory body in the first instance to ensure you’re compliant with their requirements, and to establish your applicants’ eligibility.
As of the 31st of May 2015 all Standard and Enhanced DBS certificates issued by the DBS show if a fee has been charged by the DBS. This change allows organisations to see whether the DBS Certificate was issued for a volunteer role or paid role. In the top left-hand side of the certificate the wording ‘No DBS fee charged’ or ‘DBS Fee charged’ will be shown.
If the applicant is no longer performing the role voluntarily and moves into a paid position, then a new DBS check should be carried out ensuring that the volunteer question is answered as ‘No’.
- Does the applicant benefit directly from the position for which the DBS application is being submitted?
- Does the applicant receive any payment (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses)?
- Is the applicant on a work placement?
- Is the applicant on a course that requires them to do this job role?
- Is the applicant in a trainee position that will lead to a full-time role/qualification?
If you have answered ‘YES’ to any one of those questions, then they do not qualify.
If an applicant meets the definition of a volunteer only our admin fee would apply, which starts at £14.00.
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