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DBS Checks

As a registered umbrella body, Brass Bands England aim to process DBS applications quickly and without any fuss for bands.

This service is free of charge for volunteers of member bands, but a charge per DBS check will be made for applications for professional positions or applications received from non-member bands and other organisations.

It is very important that all bands use DBS checks, in order to safeguard their members. We advise you to take a look at the procedures you have in place to ensure they are up to date.

We advise that any members who work directly with young people agree to a DBS check. In most cases, if you apply for a grant or apply for charitable status, you will need to have your DBS checks in place.

If you have any queries, as a first port of call, see our DBS FAQ page.  If you still require more information or assistance concerning your DBS applications please contact safeguarding@bbe.org.uk.