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Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) - Online Application Service

South East Employers offers an online service in collaboration with our sister region – North East Regional Employers Organisation (NEREO). The online system is much quicker than the old-style paper application process and helps to reduce errors as, for example, it will not allow gaps to be left in an address history.

The fee for processing DBS applications varies, dependent upon your membership level:

Type of Member

Administration fee* per online application

County Council


Unitary Council


District Council


Large Associate (15 and above employees)


Small Associate (1-14 employees)


We are also able to offer the service to some non-members:

Administration fee* per online application

County Council: £7

Unitary Council: £8

District Council: £12

* Please note that the administration fee is subject to VAT and does not include the DBS’s processing fee (where appropriate).

Our DBS service is only available to our members or councils in the south east.

If you have any queries regarding our DBS service, please contact Carolyn Davies. If you want to know more about Disclosure and Barring, please see our Employment A-Z.