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Resources and Benefits

Here you'll find useful links and information about the variety of benefits and resources available to BPS members.

Please note: do not post your documents to the society at this time as we will be unable to send these back to you at this point.

Disclosure and Barring Service checks

If you are a member, and are self-employed or taking one of our Society Qualifications, the simplest way to obtain a DBS check is through the BPS.

To be eligible for a DBS Check the role must fall within the DBS definitions of Regulated Activity and the employment decision must be made in England or Wales.

You can apply for either a Standard (£65) or Enhanced (£85) check.

Please note: if you require this check for enrolment on a Society Qualification then you will need to undertake an Enhanced Check.

The DBS check is an online application. For guidance please consult the documents below:

Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

To be eligible for this scheme you must be working in Scotland and undertaking Regulated Activity with children and/or adults.

We are able to process applications for both new and existing members of the PVG Scheme (£85).

If you are not a current member but would like to apply for one of these checks through the society, you will need to first join the BPS.

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