Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks (formerly CRB checks) help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups by revealing any relevant criminal history.

Details relating to the different types of DBS check available, including eligibility criteria, can be found here.

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is a DBS umbrella body which means we can apply for DBS checks on behalf of other organisations. Cost details, including charges made by the DBS itself, are given in the table below.

  DBS charge CIOS administration fee CIOS ID checking fee Total
Standard DBS check: volunteer Nil Nil £15.00 £15.00
Enhanced DBS check: volunteer Nil Nil £15.00 £15.00
Standard DBS check: employee £26.00 £10.00 £15.00 £51.00
Enhanced DBS check: employee £44.00 £10.00 £15.00 £69.00

For further information please contact Joseph Payne, Assistant: Democratic Services and Corporate Development, on 01720 424041 or by sending an email.

Organisations based on the islands should bear in mind that they can use the services of other DBS umbrella bodies on the mainland. For example, details of the service provided by Cornwall Council may be found here.