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Please find information, forms and guidance on Diocesan Safer Recruitment process and DBS applications in accordance with the RCDOW Safer Recruitment Policy and Procedure.

If you have further queries or issues with DBS processing, or are unsure of the application you need to allow volunteers in your parish, please contact the DBS team on or call 020 7798 9352.


Please note: all DBS ID verifications are BY APPOINTMENT ONLYto arrange an appointment please email There are no drop-in or walk-in appointments available.

Safer Recruitment guidance

Diocesan Safer Recruitment Forms

New Volunteer with Online DBS Application:

Volunteer 3 Year Renewal with Online DBS Application:

Volunteer 3 Year Recheck using Update Service:

Original DBS Certificate carried out by RCDOW

Non-UK Paid Applicant:

New SVP Volunteer with Online DBS Application:

SVP Request to Recruit – Provided by SVP

If additional volunteer roles in Parish

Additional Forms for paper (or e-bulk) applications:

Digitally editable forms:


 Please send completed DBS applications via email to:

Codes of Conduct for Parish Volunteers

Diocesan Volunteer Role Descriptions

CSSA Guidance on DBSs

National DBS Guidance

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