Free DBS Checks

Free Volunteer DBS Checks

Free DBS Checks for your volunteers

Up To 15 Free Volunteer DBS Checks Per Group/Organisation

Our Lancashire is the Lancashire-wide Social Action network to bring groups and communities together to make Lancashire a greater place to live, work and play. 

Our Lancashire is working in partnership with Burnley Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Services to deliver free DBS checks for volunteers that support voluntary organisations working with vulnerable groups/people across Lancashire. 

Voluntary groups and organisations that sign up to the Our Lancashire website will be eligible for up to 15 free DBS checks for their volunteers (not paid staff) if their turnover is under £150,000 and they qualify for a DBS check.

Use the below flowchart diagrams to see if your volunteer needs a DBS Check.

For more information on DBS Checks visit the website.

BPRCVS will provide this service across pan-Lancashire. 

This initiative will ensure we continue to safeguard the most vulnerable people in our communities.


To sign up to Our Lancashire go to and join.


To apply for a free DBS check, groups should contact BPRCVS by telephoning or emailing:-

  • Telephone 01282 433740
  • Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

You need to register with Our Lancashire and populate your account and profile with your group/organisation details and any planned regular or one-off activities and events before you contact us. As part of this scheme Our Lancashire will require a small amount of data relating to your group/organisation. BPRCVS will provide you with a short form to fill in before proceeding with your DBS applications.