Applying for a DBS Disclosure through DDC 

Following a detailed review of our DBS checking requirements, the Baptist Union are moving to a new DBS checking partner on 1st November 2015.  Due Diligence Checking Ltd (DDC) are based in Syston, near Leicester and provide DBS checks for more than 7,000 organisations, including many charities and faith based organisations.

Over the last few months we have sent out information for churches and verifiers, and DDC have attempted to contact the main verifier at each church, college and association directly to introduce themselves and to set up access arrangements to the DDC system. 

For any questions relating to the DBS process, please contact DDC on 01162 603055 or email

Alternatively you can visit the Baptist section of their website which has a large range of information:
Getting Started- The Online System
Getting Started- The Paper Process
Important Documents (including the Quick Start Guide)

All applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for Enhanced DBS Disclosures have to be submitted by a Registered Body or an Umbrella Body that is recognised by the DBS. 

All churches in membership with the Baptist Union of Great Britain and of local Associations are able to apply for Enhanced DBS Disclosures through DDC Ltd.  The Baptist Union of Great Britain meet all of the processing costs for DBS checks for BUGB churches, through a national umbrella arrangement with DDC Ltd. The checks themselves are free of charge for voluntary workers and £44 for paid staff and ministers.

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