DBS Umbrella Body Service

Stoke on Trent City Council offers an Umbrella Body Service which is a reliable and professional approach to completing Disclosure and Barring  Service (DBS) checks for other organisations / third parties.

The City Council operates an Umbrella Body Service alongside its Registered Body Service which deals with thousands of DBS disclosures each year, giving us significant experience and understanding of the process.

Cost of a DBS check

Enhanced check - £44.00

Standard check - £26.00

Volunteer check - Free of Charge

External Validation Check (Route 2) - £5.00 

An additional administration fee of £9.50 + VAT will also be charged.

For all DBS checks processed online an additional charge of £2.34 will be added to the costs above.

If you are interested in using our Umbrella Body Service please telephone 01782 237710 or email katrina.ibinson@stoke.gov.uk . You will be asked the nature of your business and the reasons why you require a DBS disclosure to ensure you are eligible.

Stoke on Trent CIty Council adhere to the DBS Code of Practice. This can be acessed via the link; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice

Frequently Asked Questions

I am self-employed, how do I get a DBS check?

Individuals and the self-employed cannot apply for a DBS check of their own criminal record, as they cannot ask an exempted question of themselves.

Options currently available are:

• a self-employed person can apply for a DBS check by registering with an agency
• individuals are able to obtain a basic check from Disclosure Scotland which provides details of   any ‘unspent’ convictions

For further clarification please contact the DBS direct on 0870 90 90 811.