Disclosure and Barring Service

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) was formed in December 2012, merging the Independent Safeguarding Authority (IAS) and the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). SYA have been a registered umbrella body with the Criminal Records Bureau/Disclosure and Barring Service for over 10 years.

Anyone who works with young people or vulnerable adults is likely to need a DBS check.

Shropshire Youth Association can help you process DBS checks for your staff and your volunteers. We offer a friendly, cost effective and efficient service for our members and any organisation located in Shropshire.
How this works: 
As a registered umbrella body, we can check application forms and documentation to validate information provided by applicants from local organisations. This involves establishing the identity of the applicant, ensuring that the application form is completed correctly and countersigning the form to confirm an applicant's entitlement.

We provide you with DBS application forms for your staff and / or volunteers to complete.  Once these are returned to us we check them and check their documentation to confirm identity and submit them for processing by DBS.


Option 1 - Enhanced DBS for a volunteer of an affiliate - FREE 

Option 2 - Enhanced DBS for a volunteer of a non-affiliate - £15

Option 3 - Enhanced DBS for paid staff of an affiliate - £44 

Option 4- Enhanced DBS for paid staff of a non-affiliate - £59

An affiliate is a youth group, charity or voluntary organisation that meets the registration requirements of SYA.

Important - All fees are payable in advance on submission of completed application forms. 
Payments can be made by bank transfer (BACS) or by cheque.   

If we have to use an external identification validation service (because the applicant cannot produce any Group 1 document) there is an additional charge of £7.50. We will send you a supplementary invoice via email.
If you would like further information about using our service or have any DBS queries please contact Pat our DBS guru at dbs@sya.org.uk, or ring 01743 730005


You can Download the August 2014 DBS News here for the latest information

Important new and imminent changes

New DBS forms have been produced this year and the old forms will very shortly cease to be acceptable.  The new form references all start F01... Any forms starting this way are acceptable but please do not use other forms you have had for several months, without first checking with us.   

From 1st September 2015 the information on the DBS website regarding eligibility and workforce will be updated to reflect the latest changes. Please make sure you have the latest information.

From 1st July 2014 there were some changes to the list of documents the applicants must provide.  The new guidance is available here.

The Update service has now been running for over a year; for information on how to renew your subscription please click here.

In response to feedback from applicants you now have more time from the date of the disclosure to subscribe to the Update service; the window has been increased from 14 to 19 days.  You can still subscribe before receiving your disclosure by using your application form reference number.

Information on DBS filtering on criminal records