Oxfordshire Youth is a registered provider and can process DBS checks for all voluntary sector groups across Oxfordshire


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

As of December 1st 2012, the Criminal Records Bureau changed its name to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The new organisation is the result of a merger between the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the CRB. Oxfordshire Youth are a registered umbrella body for the Disclosure & Barring Service.  We offer DBS checks for organisations and employers but please note we cannot process checks for individuals solely at their own request. DBS checks at the Standard and Enhanced level can be sought for any roles that are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). These include roles where the individual will be working with children or vulnerable adults; or on premises where children or vulnerable adults are present such as schools or care homes. Other eligible roles may include having access to records on children or vulnerable adults or FSA regulated financial roles that include giving investment advice. Basic checks can be requested for any role.


Secure DBS checks

We recognise that the data that applicants must provide for a check is very sensitive and must be protected. Oxfordshire Youth is registered under the Data Protection Act and we have been audited by the DBS to ensure our handling of applicant’s identity data meets their stringent security requirements. The position being applied for will determine what level of Disclosure you will need. If you are unsure, our friendly and professional staff are available by phone and email to help guide you through your requirements. Our secure service takes the complexity out of applications. At Oxfordshire Youth we acknowledge that this is extremely personal and sensitive information and all applications are securely stored in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice and the Data Protection Act. For a copy of our policy regarding storage of data please click here. See the Home Office website for more information.

The Disclosure & Barring Service fee for volunteers continues to be free of charge but for paid workers the fee will be £44 for an Enhanced Check and £26 for a Standard Check.

Please note that Oxfordshire Youth charge a nominal administration fee for all applications, with discounts for our partner organisations.