DBS Checks & Criminal Record Checks

Care Check is a leading umbrella body for the Disclosure and Barring Service and has been named one of the top 8 providers for criminal record checks in the UK.

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How Much is A DBS Check in 2023?

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) reduced their pricing for Enhanced, Standard and Basic DBS Checks on the 6th of April 2022. This was the second price reduction in the last two years, as they previously dropped the fee for all levels of checks in October 2019.

The price drops are due to improved efficiency at the DBS, and therefore, their reduced costs are passed on to their customers. The price reduction provides welcome help to employers in reducing their recruitment costs at a time when recruitment and finding staff is notoriously difficult. It also tied in with the increase in the National Living Wage.

DBS Check Cost in 2023 VS 2022

Type of DBS check 2022 fee Revised Fee
Basic DBS check £23.00 £18.00 (£5 reduction)
Standard DBS check £23.00 £18.00 (£5 reduction)
Enhanced DBS check £40.00 £38.00 (£2 reduction)

DBS Checks & Criminal Record Checks

Volunteer applications will remain to be free and will only be subject to our administration fee. DBS Adult 1st Checks will also continue to be the same price, and the DBS Update Service will be charged at the current rate of £13 per annum. 

Care Check will, of course, pass these reductions on to our clients in our pricing. Our admin fees will remain the same, meaning an application price for DBS checks will drop by £2 to £5 depending on the level)

Not all Umbrellas Bodies passed on this saving straight away or at all, so it is important that if you are not registered with Care Check, and your supplier did not reduce their fees in accordance with the DBS, you question them on it as soon as you can. Our system updated on the day of the fee reduction to reflect the new pricing structure, so the savings were passed on immediately. This is only one of the ways that Care Check cares for our clients.

If you require any more information about the DBS fee reduction or help with any DBS matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 0333 777 8575 or info@carecheck.co.uk Care Check has been established for 20 years and is one of the largest suppliers of DBS checks in all industries.

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