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DBS Checking facility suspended

Following Government advice on office working, One Westminster has decided to suspend its DBS service until further notice. Our office is now closed and staff are working from home. However, you can still request a basic DBS check, which is carried out entirely online and does not require any face-to-face contact. This provides access to an individual's current unspent convictions/cautions/warnings, which will assist in your organisation’s safeguarding procedures. 

More information can be found on the GOV.UK website.

DBS Service

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is the service that processes all criminal record checks in England and Wales. A DBS check provides information about a person’s criminal history and can only be requested by an employer, never the individual who is being checked.

A DBS check helps an organisation to make safer recruitment decisions, whether it's taking on volunteers or employing staff; however, only certain roles are eligible for DBS checks.  Click here for a useful checklist outlining which roles are eligible. 

If you arrange DBS checks for your organisation, be aware that your company must have a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders in place before you start the DBS checking process. Click here to view a sample policy.


One Westminster can provide both standard DBS checks and enhanced DBS checks for organisations and can see the whole application through from start to finish for a fixed fee. If you want us to carry out the checks, simply email us in the first instance.

If you’ve got a significant number of DBS applications to put through on a regular basis, One Westminster can help you streamline the process by training one or more members of your staff to become document checkers to verify that the information provided is accurate. All they have to do is attend one of our training workshops for a modest fee, which includes ongoing support afterwards.

Call us on 020 7535 0495 or email to find out more.


Please contact the DBS Coordinator on 020 7535 0495 from Tuesdays to Thursdays or leave a voicemail.  For urgent queries outside working hours, please contact the main switchboard on 020 7723 1216 and leave a message or email


These fees are only for charities; non-charitable organisations will be quoted separately.  DBS Charge Admin Fee
Volunteer Standard Disclosure Free £20
Volunteer Enhanced Disclosure Free £20
Staff Standard Disclosure £23 £19
Staff Enhanced Disclosure £40 £16