Price of DBS Checks Cut

There is some much-welcomed news from the world of the Disclosure and Barring Service, in that the price of DBS Checks has been reduced from this month.  

The change will see the price of checks experience a fall of between £2-£5 each, depending on the type of check; Basic and Standard checks will now cost £18 compared to their previous price of £23, while Enhanced and Enhanced with Barred List checks will be brought down from £40 to £38 each. 

The charge for the Updated Service will remain the same at £13 per year while Enhanced and Enhanced with Barred List checks will still be free for volunteers.  

You can read the Government update here.  

Eric Robinson, CEO of DBS, stated: 

“We aim to offer good value for money to our customers and, after a review, we are pleased to be able to reduce the fees for DBS checks. The change in fees reinforces our commitment to providing high quality, reliable, consistent, timely, and accessible services.” 

WSA DBS Checking Service  

The update to the checks themselves makes the WSA DBS Checking Service even more competitively priced, with administration fees charged at £5.50 per check and a discounted rate for members.  

The WSA offer DBS checks via our trading arm Vibrant Nation, providing a uniquely bilingual, online service – including a bilingual helpline – as part of our commitment to ensuring sport and physical activity is safe for everyone to enjoy. 

The WSA does not exclusively provide this service to the sporting sector, however. We have numerous charities and third-sector organisations across the UK that utilise our DBS Checking Service, from which the revenue generated is invested back into services for sport and physical activity.  

DBS checks are one (very important) part of an organisations wider safeguarding strategy, to be used alongside a host of other safeguarding prevention measures. 

The WSA has a wide range of resources and courses that can aid your organisation in its safeguarding journey; you can find these on the safeguarding resources section on our website – here

To take advantage of our competitively priced and Ministry of Justice, The Home Office, Welsh Government and NSPCC-endorsed service, you can visit the Vibrant Nation website – here

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