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KCV All Hubs Service

What is a DBS disclosure? 

A disclosure is a document containing information held by the police and government departments and are provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service (an Executive Agency of the Home Office) for which we are an approved Umbrella Organisation. 

The disclosure service enables organisations to make their both staff and volunteer recruitment decisions safer by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work or volunteering, especially that which involves contact with children and vulnerable adults.    

Disclosures provide details of a person’s criminal record including convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings held on the Police National Computer (PNC). If the position involves working with children or vulnerable adults, Enhanced Disclosures will also contain relevant and proportionate information held by the local police forces and a check of the new Children and/or Vulnerable Adults barred lists where  requested.


The Disclosure and Barring Service charge:

£44.00 for an Enhanced check

Plus a KCV Administration charge of between £15.00-£20.00 depending on the size of your organisation

£26.00 for a Standard check

Plus a KCV Administration charge of between £15.00-£20.00 depending on the size of your organisation

The Disclosure and Barring Service DO NOT charge for disclosures for Volunteers, but as a charity we will need to pass on our administration charge of between £15-£20.00 to you.

KCV pass on a registration fee of £20.00 to private organisations wishing to register for our service but this is free for non-profit organisations

The average turnaround of DBS disclosures is currently 14-16 days (subject to any variances beyond our control)


If you are a small Voluntary or Community Sector organisation – we understand how difficult it can be to understand the DBS process.  As an approved DBS Umbrella Organisations we can help by providing you with information and support with questions like: 

  • Should I do a DBS on this person?
  • The disclosure contains conviction Information, what should I do?
  • Do I need to take up references if I have done a DBS check? 
  • Can a person start before the DBS comes back?

From time to time we run training courses on the Disclosure Service – you can contact us via [email protected] for more information.