MPAC are a registered body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Our DBS application service is only available via pre-booked appointments. Please call 0151 708 0468 to arrange an appointment.
We accept card payments at the time of appointment.
Types of DBS Check
– a basic check, which shows unspent convictions and conditional cautions
– a standard check, which shows spent and unspent convictions and cautions
– an enhanced check, which shows the same as a standard check plus any information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role
– an enhanced check with barred lists, which shows the same as an enhanced check plus whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from doing the role
We strongly advise that you use this tool https://www.gov.uk/find-out-dbs-check to check which DBS application is the correct one for yourself/ your employee/volunteer before they attend their appointment as the DBS will withdraw any application deemed unsuitable and no refund can be provided.
Eligibility guidelines – child workforce
Eligibility guidelines – adult workforce
DBS Code of Practice
Our charges for processing each DBS application:
Volunteer (standard or enhanced) £8.00
Paid employee or a person who will make monetary gain from their DBS (enhanced) £58.00
Paid employee or a person who will make monetary gain from their DBS (standard) £38.00
DBS Tracking Service
You can now track your DBS application online via the tracking service. We advise that you wait 7 working days after you have completed a paper application form to visit the tracking site.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service allows applicants to keep their DBS certificates up to date and employers to check a DBS certificate.
The service is for standard and enhanced DBS checks only.
Individuals applying for a DBS check
Apply for a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to get a copy of your criminal record. This is called ‘basic disclosure’. It costs £18. It’s available for people working in England and Wales.