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DBS

Queen's Crescent Community Association (QCCA) is an official Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) centre. It can process DBS checks for other organisations, on a one-off basis or as a monthly retained service. It also provides training for organisations to set up their own internal DBS service, so that a member of staff becomes a designated ID checker.

Making a DBS application through QCCA is a very simple process:

  1.  Contact QCCA on 020 7267 6635 or info@qcca.org.uk to arrange the application. (applications are processed Thursdays between 10am - 5:30pm unless under special circumstances.)

  2. The applicant comes to QCCA to complete the application form.

  3.  The applicant will need to provide proof of identity (passport, driving license, birth certificate or marriage certificate).

  4.  The applicant will need to provide two proof of address (bank statement, utility bill or any document listing a financial history, no more than three months from date of issue)

  5.  A member of QCCA’s team will go through the application with them and send it off to be processed.

  6.  Once processed, a certificate will be sent to the applicant’s home address. Processing may take between 3-6 weeks.

  7. The cost is £54 for a paid employee (enhanced check) and £10 for a volunteer.

2020 - Update

From 2020 , QCCA has a new method of performing DBS checks. It is recommended you check the information provided on this page to assess the type of check you need before contacting QCCA for an appointment.

Types of check

The types of DBS check are:

  • Basic check shows unspent convictions and conditional cautions. Basic checks can be performed online by through the gov.co.uk website and are not restricted to employers.

  • Standard DBS Check will show any spent or unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings the applicant has (as long as they’re not protected). In order to be eligible for this check, the position or role you’re applying for has to be listed in The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. The professions listed in this piece of legislation include those in finance, such as chartered and certified accountants. Only employers can apply for this type of check on behalf of potential employees, so it’s not a DBS Basic Check for individuals.

  • Enhanced DBS Check will show everything that would be included in a Standard Check, as well as any relevant information held by the applicant’s local police authority. To be eligible for an Enhanced DBS Check you must engage in regulated activity with children and/or vulnerable adults as part of your role. As a general rule, this means anyone who has regular or unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults, like a teacher or carer. Depending on the applicant’s role, the Enhanced Check may also look at the children’s and/or adults’ barred list. Checking these lists will show whether a prospective employee is prohibited from working with children and/or vulnerable adults. As with the Standard Check, employers have to apply for Enhanced DBS Checks on behalf of their employees – individuals can’t apply for one.

  • Enhanced check with barred lists, which shows the same as an enhanced check plus whether you’re on the list of people barred from doing the role

Links & Documents

Basic DBS check 
Tracking a DBS application
DBS Update Service 
DBS Eligibility Tool 
DBS Privacy Policy 

ID Verification Sheet

DBS Declaration

DBS Continuation Sheet

QCCA Privacy Policy