Disclosure and Barring Service

Pro-Action offers enhanced DBS check facility to their Members who are working face to face with children & young people in Hertfordshire.

DBS’s are an area of Safeguarding Children and Young People. An enhanced DBS will disclose any criminal activity that an individual has taken part in.

DBS Checks are required for any person working regularly with children and young people.

Pro-Action is registered as an umbrella body with the DBS which enables us to process DBS checks for our Members, their staff and volunteers.

DBS checks were previously called CRB checks.  If you would like us to complete your DBS check, please contact the Membership Team at the office or email membership@pro-actionherts.org.  We also offer an online DBS facility, which is a more efficient method of completing these checks, which requires 1 member of your organisation to become a trained evidence checker.  To find out more about this service contact us now.

For more information about the Disclosure and Barring Service, the application process or tracking please take a look at their website.


Identification Documents

The person requiring the check will need to bring along original identification documents to the appointment. We suggest:

  • Passport (valid)
  • Driving Licence (valid)
  • Birth Certificate
  • National Insurance number (on either a p45 or p60)
  • Bank statement or utility bill with your current name and address which is less than 3 months old


  • If you have moved with the last 5 years, previous address details, including postcodes will be required
  • If you have changed your name, you will need to bring details including the date that your name changed i.e. a marriage or deed poll certificates

For more information about DBS checks and suitable identification, please see here.

Charges for Enhanced DBS checks for Members:

Paid Staff: DBS fee @ £40 + £10 admin charge = £50

Volunteers and unpaid staff within voluntary organisations: DBS fee @ £0 + £10 admin charge = £10

Please also note that, if DBS is not completed on first visit due to individual's not bringing correct information then they need to attend the Pro-Action Office or pay the mileage for a staff member to revisit at 45p per mile, starting and ending point the PA Office.

For further reading about DBS please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/... 

Please also find attached our DBS Policy for Members.

Applicants who aren’t a national of the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA)’ please visit the following link about the documentation you will need to show:


DBS Policy For Members