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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks Information for Gateshead

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (used to be called CRB checks)

Find out if you can check someone’s criminal record

Visit https://www.gov.uk/find-out-dbs-check

Drawing up your recruitment of ex-offenders policy

All employers must treat Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check applicants who have a criminal record fairly. For a sample policy visit

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-sample-policy-on-the-recruitment-of-ex-offenders 

What to do if there is something on the DBS check

Who will do DBS checks?

Local voluntary sector friendly DBS checking umbrella bodies: Caring Hands Charity, Northumbria Coalition Against Crime, Gateshead Council, and the Jewish Community Council of Gateshead. Go online with: uCheck, and North East Regional Employers' Organisation.

1. Northumbria Coalition Against Crime

Northumbria Coalition Against Crime can post DBS forms out to you or you can collect them from their office which is based in Whickham Police Station, St Marys Green, Gateshead, NE16 4HE.

Charges

£9 plus VAT handling fee for volunteer positions in voluntary organisations

£9 plus VAT handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check for paid staff (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for voluntary organisations

£15 plus VAT handling fee for volunteer positions in businesses

£15 plus VAT handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for businesses

Call Gosia Galinowska on 0191 221 9520

Email gosia@thecoalition.org.uk   or  info@thecoalition.org.uk

Visit www.thecoalition.org.uk

2. Caring Hands Charity

Caring Hands Charity offer a same day application service to any person requiring a disclosure. Applicants or their representative must go to the office in Shieldfield, Newcastle, which is open for DBS checks 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Charges

£5 handling fee for volunteer positions

£10 handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (Currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff

Visit www.caringhandscharity.org.uk/services/dbs-checks 

3. Gateshead Council

Based in the Civic Centre in Regent Street, Gateshead. “Helping organisations and businesses safeguard children and vulnerable adults using customer focused solutions and a skilled knowledgeable workforce who will give your organisation or business the service, advice, and guidance needed for safer recruitment”.

Charges

£10 (including VAT) handling fee for volunteer positions

£10 (including VAT) handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff

Email GeneralEnquiriesISA-CRB@Gateshead.gov.uk

Call 0191 433 2206

4. Jewish Community Council of Gateshead

Based in the Bewick Centre in Bewick Road, Gateshead.

Charges

For detailed pricing information please contact JCCG

Call 0191 478 2226

Email admin@jccg.org.uk 

5. uCheck

Online service: register once with uCheck and then access checks as you need them.

Charges:

£19.99 plus VAT (£23.99) one-off registration fee

£8 (including VAT) handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff

Visit https://www.ucheck.co.uk/

Call 08431780818

6. North East Regional Employers' Organisation (NEREO)

Offer an online service from their Newcastle base.

Charges

£12 handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff

Also offer external ID checks for £5

Visit http://www.nereo.gov.uk/disclosure-and-barring

call Linda on 0191 261 3973 
email: lbollado@nereo.gov.uk

7. Find other umbrella bodies

National database of umbrella bodies.

Visit https://www.gov.uk/find-dbs-umbrella-body 

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