The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) replaced the Criminal Records Bureau. fp.c is registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service to act as an Umbrella body for DBS checking purposes. Our registration as an umbrella body means that we can undertake Criminal Records Checks on behalf of other organisations who are not registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We have developed this service to assist both small and large organisations, including organisations that have lost their accreditation as a registered body following the implementation of the new regulations regarding volume and registration.
We work to provide a quality service for other agencies at a low, highly competetive cost. We simply charge a small admin fee (currently £8 plus VAT) to cover our admin costs in addition to the basic fee that is levied by the Disclosure and Barring Service. We do not charge a registration fee. We do not charge an admin cost for applications from volunteers within relevant organisations within our local area - as we view this as making a contribution to community life.
The Basic Process
Following the completion of our registration process, the "registered person" within your organisation is provided with a quantity of blank application forms. When an application is needed, the registered person assists the applicant to complete the application form, verifies the individual's identity, countersigns the application form and forwards it to us.
We check and record each completed Disclosure Application Form before forwarding them to the Disclosure and Barrring Service to
be processed. We can track the progress of completed applications using the online tracking service.
The individual applicant will be sent a copy of their Disclosure Certificate directly by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Under the new Disclosure and Barring Service arrangements, the organisation that applied for the DBS check on behalf of the individual is not send a copy of the DBS certificate and has to make arrangements directly with the individual applicant to view their copy of the DBS certificate.
To find out more, please telephone now and ask for Debbie now on (01993) 706925 and we will be pleased to assist you. Please note, we are only able to provide DBS checks on behalf of organisations, we are not able to offer this service directly to individuals.