Fast Track Emergency DBS Checks
Fast-track emergency DBS checks for the adults’ and children’s barred lists will be provided free of charge to all healthcare and social care workers being recruited to support the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Fast Track
The revision in the application process will allow organisations to recruit the vital staff needed to work in regulated activity with adults and children in the fight against the current pandemic. However, please ensure that appropriate measures are applied in managing the individual pending the full DBS check clearance.
This service will commence from March 30th and will be free of charge, but the administration fee will still apply as normal. All applications submitted before this date will not be included in this service.
Please ensure all organisations consider the following points before accessing the fast-track emergency service:
Applying for the COVID-19 Fast track applications
The ‘position applied for’ section should include ‘COVID’ alongside the usual workforce and job title information. The information can appear in any order (for example, ‘COVID’, WORKFORCE AND JOB TITLE)
When asked ‘are you entitled to know whether the applicant is barred from working with children?’, please PLACE AN X IN THE YES BOX.
When asked, ‘are you entitled to know whether the applicant is barred from working with children?’, please PLACE AN X IN THE YES BOX.
When asked ‘is this application for a free of charge volunteer?’, please PLACE AN X IN THE YES BOX.
Please can all organisations remember that the emergency applications MUST be submitted as a volunteer application in order to be processed as free-of-charge. The DBS are unable to issue refunds to applications that have not be categorised as a volunteer.