DBS Offer Free-of-charge Fast Track Checks for Healthcare and Social Workers in COVID-19 Crisis
As of March 30th 2020, the Home Office and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will enact temporary arrangements to provide DBS checks and fast-track emergency checks of the adults’ and children’s barred lists free-of-charge to healthcare and social care workers being recruited in connection with the care and treatment of COVID 19 in England and Wales.
As a means to support the NHS as quickly as possible during this unprecedented time of need, the DBS will be supplying DBS Checks free-of-charge to healthcare and social care workers who are being recruited to support the nation’s most vulnerable.
Roles eligible for fast-track emergency checks are different from those defined as ‘key workers’ for the purposes of childcare etc.
These arrangements will provide employers with the option to appoint new recruits into regulated activity with adults and/or children, as long as the individuals are not barred and appropriate measures are put in place to manage the individual until the full DBS check is received.
Full Information and application process
For full details and essential information in relation to fast-tracked DBS checks for healthcare and social workers during the COVID-19 lockdown, visit our dedicated page here.
For any other information in regards to DBS Checks, contact Care Check at firstname.lastname@example.org or our chat system.
PLEASE NOTE IT IS ONLY THE DBS’ FEE THAT IS WAIVED FOR THE COVID 19 FAST TRACK APPLICATIONS. THE CARE CHECK ADMIN FEE THAT RANGES BETWEEN £4 -£10 WILL STILL BE DUE.