DBS Disclosures

  • Has your DBS umbrella body been de-registered?
  • Are you paying too much for your disclosures?
  • Do you receive an efficient, safe and reliable service?
  • Are you a member of Leeds Care Association?
  • Non-members also welcome.

When it comes to the processing of your DBS disclosure applications, Leeds Care Association is guaranteed to meet your needs. We offer a reliable and helpful service to all our members, and non-members, will provide Disclosure training, the template policies and procedures you require and what’s more, if you are a member of Leeds Care Association you are entitled to reduced rate fees.  We also offer competitive rates to non-members.

There are many ways you can benefit from the DBS Disclosure service. All your disclosure applications will be checked thoroughly to ensure smooth processing from start to finish. All applications received are processed within 24 hours of receipt and a DBS Adult First check can be obtained in 5 days from the day your completed application is received. The DBS aims to issue all disclosure certificates within 8 weeks of receipt. We will follow up on your behalf.

LCA has always offered competitive prices and what’s more, we will not be increasing our prices this year.

DBS Levels of Check

Standard Check

A standard check shows spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings.

Enhanced Check

An enhanced check shows the same as a standard check plus any information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role.

Enhanced Check with a check of the Barred Lists

An enhanced check with barred lists shows the same as an enhanced check plus whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from doing the role.

Basic Disclosure

Basic level checks (Basic DBS Disclosures) are available to any persons for any purpose – a specific job role is not a necessary requirement as anyone can request this level disclosure.

Leeds Care Association do not offer Basic DBS Checks for individuals, a person can request their own basic DBS check. A basic check shows unspent convictions and cautions. Please follow the link below:

Basic DBS check: https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record

If you’re Self employed

The DBS state that an individual cannot apply for an Enhanced or Standard level check. The reasons for this are as follows:

  • An individual cannot authorise and verify their own ID. If they proceeded to do so, their disclosure would immediately become invalid and removed from the system.
  • Individuals cannot ask themselves exempt questions i.e. do you have any criminal convictions?
  • Enhanced level checks require a disclosure recipient who is going to make an informed recruitment decision.

Instead you can:

  • request a basic check
  • ask the organisation you work for to apply for your check if you’re doing certain roles


Who is eligible for an Enhanced level check?

Use the Eligibility tool to find out the correct level of check required:-

Eligibility tool: https://www.gov.uk/find-out-dbs-check


Join the Disclosure and Barring Update Service

  •  Apply to join the update service at a cost of £13 annually.
  • Register when you apply for your DBS check using your application form number. Or within 30 calendar days of receipt of your certificate.
  • Apply online it’s quick and easy
  • No need to re-apply if you need multiple checks within the same workforce, where the same level and type of check is required.

DBS Update Service: https://secure.crbonline.gov.uk/crsc/apply?execution=e1s1


Leeds Care Association Charges

LCA has always offered competitive pricing and what’s more, we will not be increasing our prices this year.

If you are a member of the Leeds Care Association you are entitled to reduced rate fees.

For non-members our prices are competitive.

See our price list for LCA Members and Non Members below.

DBS Disclosure General Enquiries

For more information relating to DBS/General Enquiries, please contact Linda Burley or Samantha Hoops

Email: admin@leedscare.co.uk or samantha@leedscare.co.uk

Tel: 0113 287 3490

Leeds Care Association
42a Main Street,
LS25 1AA





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