Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

Please note:


In 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


As a result, we now use the term, ‘DBS check’ to refer to the former CRB check process, although the process itself is unaffected by the change of name.


The Society is able to obtain standard (£65) and enhanced DBS (£85) checks on behalf of our members and subscribers.


The procedure is simple – all you have to do is contact the Membership Team to request a DBS check and we then send you the forms to complete. 


Once complete, return the forms to us and we will check and send off the application on your behalf.


If you are self-employed or training on one of the Society qualifications this could be the simplest way to obtain a DBS check.


For more information, contact our Membership Team:


Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9911


Email: membership@bps.org.uk