DBSs & back office services

BARN offers a range of back-office services for members and non-members.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

DBS checks are now more limited due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak so we request you fill in your details before you meet us to show your proof of identity. However, we do now offer virtual meetings.

We offer a checking service for DBS applications at the following rates:

Charges for full members

Charges for non-members

Paid staff £75 £85
Paid staff that need external validation * £85 £95
Volunteers £20 £25
Volunteer that need external validation * £30 £35

* External validation is needed when it’s not possible to present all the documents that are required.

There’s strict rules about whether you’re able to apply or if the DBS defines you as a volunteer though – click here for more information.


We have a photocopier that’s available to use:

Cost per sheet for full members

Cost per sheet

for non-members

A4 (Black & White) 5p 10p
A4 (Colour) 20p 30p


We offer a payroll processing service for small organisations. Please email office@barn.org.uk for further details.