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Applying for a DBS through People Dancing

DBS application processing: announcement

Due to an exceptionally busy time for People Dancing, we will be unable to process any DBS checks from 25 September to 16 October 2017. We therefore advise that DBS applications and accompanying documents are NOT submitted during this period since they cannot be processed until after 16 October.

The Enhanced DBS Check service is offered to members of People Dancing. An application pack can be requested by emailing: Shelley Trevelyan, Membership Services Coordinator, or telephoning People Dancing within office hours. Please see Membership Services for categories of membership and benefits. See below for information about applying and fees.
Types of Enhanced DBS Check

Enhanced DBS with barred list(s) Check is needed for the post if the duties include: Regulated Activity with children and/or adults
The DBS Certificate will show: any spent and unspent criminal convictions and if the applicant is on one of the ISA barred lists.

Enhanced DBS without barred list(s) Check is needed for the post include: NON Regulated Activity but the person is working with children
The DBS Certificate will show: any spent and unspent criminal convictions.

For further information on Regulated Activity and barred list definitions, see Glossary

Applications for volunteers

The DBS definition of a volunteer is: a person working in a position for which there is no remuneration, other than out of pocket expenses. Applications at the volunteer rate cannot be made for students and/or people on work experience or placements.

Applications for volunteers are available through Professional Individual Membership or Professional Organisation, Associate Organisation and Educational Organisation membership of People Dancing. Applications for volunteers must include confirmation in writing on company letterhead that an individual is working on a voluntary basis.

DBS Enhanced Check fees

The fee for DBS Checks processed by People Dancing depends on your membership type. However, in each case we will charge £44 for an application for a paid role and if appropriate there will be an added People Dancing administration fee. A volunteer DBS check is free but may be subject to a People Dancing dministration fee.

DBS fee applicable

People Dancing administration fee
(in addition to DBS fee of £44)

Paid Role


Professional Individual Members
Free People Dancing admin

Applicants working for/with Professional Individual Members
£8.50 (paid role). Volunteers £8.50.

Professional Organisation Members
Free People Dancing admin (for paid or voluntary posts).

Associate Individual Members £15
Associate Organisation Members £15
Educational HE/FE Members £15



Free, £8.50 or £15.00 depending on membership type

Requesting a DBS application pack

People Dancing Members can receive a DBS form and application pack upon request by email or phone. The application pack contains guidelines to assist in completing the form including a list of the necessary accepted items of original documentation to support the application (you can view guidelines at the bottom of this page). To request a DBS form and application pack, email: or call a member of the team on 0116 253 3453 between 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri. Help is at hand here at People Dancing, so if there are any questions regarding your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Disclosure & Barring Check processing time

Once an application has been received at our offices it will then be checked against the identity documents, countersigned, and sent to the DBS for processing within 2 weeks. The applicant’s identity documents will then be returned to the individual by Royal Mail Recorded/Signed For Delivery. The estimated processing time for each Disclosure is 4 to 6 weeks. There is no possibility of making an urgent application or trying to hurry one through.

DBS certificates

Once a DBS certifcate has been issued it is important for the individual to keep it in a safe place as the DBS will not issue duplicate copies.

DBS applicant guidelines
Please find downloadable pdf guidelines below for support with completing a DBS application through People Dancing. Please note that this is a member only service and DBS forms are not attached here. To request a DBS application form and guidelines please email: or call us on 0116 253 3453.