Disclosure and barring service checks

If you employ staff or have volunteers who require DBS checks, North Yorkshire and York Forum offers a secure and efficient service that does more than just process your applications.

                                                     Secure • Thorough • Reassuring

Working to support all organisations in the voluntary & public sector, large and small

We have been delivering the service to local organisations over the past 10 years and have a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise. We aim to assist you by providing a friendly yet professional service guiding you every step of the way through the application process, with every regard for confidentiality and security.


  • We provide guidance on the legislative framework and eligibility
  • We offer bespoke training on good practice and decision-making, completing application forms, and checking and verifying identity documents
  • We also offer refresher training and email updates to keep you up-to-date with any changes, new guidance or information.
  • We provide all customers with a comprehensive resource pack
  • We check, countersign and track your applications informing you via email once the certificate has been issued by the DBS.
  • Our prices are very competitive

Please note that during 2017 we will be able to offer you an online application service if you wish to use it.

For more information please contact Jeanette Lilley by emailing jeanette.lilley@nyyforum.org.uk or call 01765 640552


Here's what some of our customers say -

'As members of the NYYF Disclosure and Barring service, we are so pleased with the service offered, and always feel valued and listened to.

Following the thorough initial training, where you get an information pack and guidance on checking DBS forms, we have had ongoing support and contact from Jeanette. Whether you have a query about filling in the form, or need an update on a DBS already being processed, the team are so very helpful and take the time to explain and talk things through with you.

The prompt updates on DBS certificates being processed and sent out is incredibly helpful and assists us when contacting our volunteers about moving to the next stage of volunteering for our charity. We are very grateful for the service NYYF offer! '


'We feel that we get a quick and efficient service.

Help and advise is always to hand and gives us clear instructions.

Communication is excellent - all correspondence is received quickly and thoroughly

Confident that all checks are correct.

Prices are very competitive and as a Charity works really well for us. '


 'The NYYF Disclosure and Barring service has provided excellent support and information to our organisation for many years. Volunteer and staff checks are carried out efficiently and professionally and NYYF are always ready to give advice and information as and when it is needed. New signatory and update training is comprehensive and well supported with documentation.'


'Stokesley & District Community Care Association have used the Disclosure Service provided by North Yorkshire & York Forum for over 8 years.

In this time we have always been very pleased with the service.

We use the service to process our DBS forms and have also attended training courses to update our knowledge when changes have occurred within the Disclosure & Barring Service.

The service provided has always been professional, efficient and easy to access.Help and guidance is always available.

The courses have been informative and have kept us up to date with the many changes, plus the knowledge that an ongoing professional advice service is available if required.

We are able to recommend this service to others as being dependable and efficient.'


'We have used North Yorkshire and York forum to process our DBS since opening the Homecare Company 2 years ago. We have found the service to be very efficient, and questions or concerns Jeanette has always got back to us in an efficient and professional manner.

I personally found the DBS training along with the resource pack invaluable.'


"Easingwold Community Care Association have used the Forum's Disclosure and barring Service for more than 11 years now. The service we have received has always been very efficient and cost effective. It's also been great to have a person we know to get in touch with on the odd occasion that we need some advice on something out of the ordinary. The Forum (or insert Jeanette if you prefer!) are always really helpful when we have had to do this. I would recommend this service to any organisation."


'I would like to thank you and your team for the training given regards completing DBS forms. Not the easiest of forms to complete but the training was invaluable as is the training pack which we can you as a reference point. I think anyone who is new to DBS should go on your training course, the information you give is clear, easy to understand and not to exhausting. It is also nice to know you are at the end of a telephone to answer any questions we may have.'


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