How can my organisation become a ‘Registered Body’?

March 14th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

The conditions of registration are set out in the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) Regulations 2006. The wording within the Act will continue to refer to the Criminal Records Bureau. However, from 1 December 2012, it will apply to the DBS. To satisfy the conditions of registration you must:

  • submit over 100 DBS check applications per annum
  • be entitled to ask exempted questions under the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974(Opens in a new window)
  • comply with the DBS Code of Practice
  • pay the appropriate fees in relation to applications for DBS checks, as well as registration of the organisation and countersignatories

You must also provide specific and up to date information about your business type and status to the DBS for registration to be granted. Registration costs £300, with a £5 cost for each countersignatory to be registered.