Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks Information for Gateshead

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (used to be called CRB checks) Newcastle CVS Information Sheet Disclosure and Barring Service checks Find out if you can check someone’s criminal record Visit https://www.gov.uk/find-out-dbs-check Drawing up your recruitment of ex-offenders policy All employers must treat Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check applicants who have a criminal record fairly. For a sample policy visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-sample-policy-on-the-rec…  What to do if there is something on the DBS check Risk assessment guidance in the event of positive DBS checks Who will do DBS checks? Local voluntary sector friendly DBS checking umbrella bodies: Caring Hands Charity, Northumbria Coalition Against Crime, Gateshead Council, and the Jewish Community Council of Gateshead. Go online with: uCheck, and North East Regional Employers' Organisation. 1. Northumbria Coalition Against Crime Northumbria Coalition Against Crime can post DBS forms out to you or you can collect them from their office which is based in Whickham Police Station, St Marys Green, Gateshead, NE16 4HE. Charges £9 plus VAT handling fee for volunteer positions in voluntary organisations £9 plus VAT handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check for paid staff (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for voluntary organisations £15 plus VAT handling fee for volunteer positions in businesses £15 plus VAT handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for businesses Call Gosia Galinowska on 0191 221 9520 Email gosia@thecoalition.org.uk   or  info@thecoalition.org.uk Visit www.thecoalition.org.uk 2. Caring Hands Charity Caring Hands Charity offer a same day application service to any person requiring a disclosure. Applicants or their representative must go to the office in Shieldfield, Newcastle, which is open for DBS checks 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Charges £5 handling fee for volunteer positions £10 handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (Currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff Visit www.caringhandscharity.org.uk/services/dbs-checks  3. Gateshead Council Based in the Civic Centre in Regent Street, Gateshead. “Helping organisations and businesses safeguard children and vulnerable adults using customer focused solutions and a skilled knowledgeable workforce who will give your organisation or business the service, advice, and guidance needed for safer recruitment”. Charges £10 (including VAT) handling fee for volunteer positions £10 (including VAT) handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff Email GeneralEnquiriesISA-CRB@Gateshead.gov.uk Call 0191 433 2206 4. Jewish Community Council of Gateshead Based in the Bewick Centre in Bewick Road, Gateshead. Charges For detailed pricing information please contact JCCG Call 0191 478 2226 Email admin@jccg.org.uk  5. uCheck Online service: register once with uCheck and then access checks as you need them. Charges: £19.99 plus VAT (£23.99) one-off registration fee £8 (including VAT) handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff Visit https://www.ucheck.co.uk/ Call 08431780818 6. North East Regional Employers' Organisation (NEREO) Offer an online service from their Newcastle base. Charges £12 handling fee plus the cost of the DBS Check (currently a Standard Disclosure is £26, an Enhanced Disclosure is £44) for paid staff Also offer external ID checks for £5 Visit http://www.nereo.gov.uk/disclosure-and-barring call Linda on 0191 261 3973  email: lbollado@nereo.gov.uk 7. Find other umbrella bodies National database of umbrella bodies. Visit https://www.gov.uk/find-dbs-umbrella-body 

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