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DBS Checks

Do you have any roles within your organisation that require DBS checks?

Sometimes both paid and volunteer roles within an organisation require the individual carrying out that role to be DBS checked. Generally roles that require a DBS check include: 

  • Working with children 
  • Working in healthcare 
  • Line managing an employee or volunteer whose role requires a DBS check

Why check?

Carrying out a DBS check helps your organisation to make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups. 

Maldon and District CVS

Since October 2011 Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service has been a registered umbrella body which acts on behalf of the DBS to process criminal record applications for both voluntary and private sector organisations. 

If you are unsure whether any roles within your organisation require a DBS check or would like to register with us to have some roles DBS checked then please contact Catherine at M&DCVS on 01621 851891 or email to discuss this further. 

We offer two levels of service

  • A Basic service, whereby organisations are responsible for completing forms with the applicant and forwarding them to us. 
  • An Advanced service, where a CVS staff member will sit down with the applicant and work through the form and verification evidence.

Organisations using this service will be charged the standard rate set by the DBS, plus the administrative fee for the services provided by M&DCVS. 


The current DBS fees are: 

  • Enhanced DBS check – £38 
  • Standard DBS check – £18 
  • Volunteer DBS check (Standard or Enhanced) – £0

The current M&DCVS administration fees are: 

  • Basic check – £16 per form 
  • Advanced check – £27 per form 
  • External ID validation – £12 per form

Please note that voluntary and community groups which are registered as members of M&DCVS or another Essex CVS or have an annual income of less than £10,000 are entitled to a 50% discount to the basic and advanced administration fees listed above. We are unable to offer a discount on the external validation service.