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  1. #1
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    Feb 2016
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    Default DBS help please!

    Hi everyone

    This is my first post as I am new to the idea of childminding so please be gentle!

    I am trying to do a budget and figure out my costs regarding necessary DBS checks. Apologies if this is covered elsewhere but I couldn't find it.

    As I understand it, I will need to get a DBS check for myself and also for anyone over 16 who lives in my house.

    I have two questions:

    1. It looks like you can get DBS checks free for 'volunteers'. I was wondering if my 17 year old daughter would count as a 'volunteer' and therefore can I get her check for free? She fits the criteria of 'not benefitting directly from the position' and I am certainly not going to pay her!

    2. I think I need an umbrella body to process the DBS, is that right? Which is the cheapest one?

    Any ideas on either of these questions would be SO helpful!

    Thank you

  2. #2
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    Dec 2006
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    You will need to get DBS checks through here - Ofsted DBS Application - Security Watchdog - Step One - for all family members... this is the Ofsted DBS disclosure you can't use any others.

    I hope your registration goes smoothly!



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