Disclosure and Barring Checking Service

The British & International Federation of Festivals has registered body status with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the CRB) and can therefore provide access for individuals or organisations to Disclosure checks.

We can provide Enhanced Disclosures for those people working in regulated activity with individual children or groups either in a paid capacity or as a Volunteer.

We have a dedicated point of contact within our organisation who would meet the needs of applicants in checking and verifying application forms and providing advice and assistance when required.

All documentation received at our office from applicants is destroyed within 6 months to comply with DBS recommended practice. The applicant will be in possession of the original certificate.

ID Checking

For individuals or self employed persons we can provide a verification form which allows the applicant to take their ‘proof of identity’ documents (originals and photocopies) to an authorised person for checking. Once the originals have been checked the authorised person will certify the photocopies which can then be forwarded with the completed verification form & DBS application to our office for processing.

For an organisation we would provide instructions to a nominated person (an ID Checker) within the organisation on how to verify the identity documents of applicants. Once verified the ID Checker would then send copies of the documents with the application form to our office for processing.

For further information or to discuss your requirements please email us at Festivals House or call us on 01625 428297

If you have already submitted your DBS form directly to the DBS office, please contact them directly on 0300 0200 190