Disclosure & Barring Service


 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Voluntary Community Action Sunderland:  

Supporting the city of Sunderland  with DBS Checks

A DBS check may be needed for certain jobs or voluntary work, e.g. working with children, in healthcare or with vulnerable adults.

What we offer:

  • Criminal records and background checks
  • Advice on whether your organisation needs a DBS check and what level of checks are required


Level of check VCAS members Public/Private Organisation
Volunteer (Standard/Enhanced) £20.00 £30.00
Staff (Enhanced) £65.00 £75.00


Get a DBS (CRB) check done:

If you would like to use the DBS/CRB service, Contact VCAS on: 0191 5651566 or email:

Benefits to your organisation:

Reveals all convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings against the individual.

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

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

For information on DBS checks and regulated activity with Adults click:  here

For information on DBS checks and regulated activity with Children click: here