Free enhanced DBS checks for key workers


Written by Kerry Redmond

22nd April 2020

As key workers from a range of industries continue the fight against COVID-19, keeping Britain running and protecting lives, at Morson Screening we want to ensure that these individuals can get into work quickly and easily. Therefore, to support the COVID-19 response, we’re offering free enhanced DBS checks to businesses who need to apply for multiple enhanced DBS checks for key workers, such as, carers, government workers and NHS staff. We are also waiving any administration fees.

In addition to the complementary enhanced DBS checks, we are also offering the benefit of fast turnaround times, able to process screening candidates in hours, rather than days, with our 24/7 service.

As well as quick and efficient vetting, businesses will experience the peace of mind that comes with having a dedicated vetting case manager as well as no set up fees and no contract.

If you have candidates that require immediate vetting please get in touch to find out how we can help.

With a 50-year background in employment these are unprecedented times, never experienced by our business. However, we are able to harness the strength and robustness of the Morson Group to continue to support organisations and workers though this time.  Find out more about Morson Screening and our range of services here.

*Checks must be carried out during the time frame in which the government  are offering waved fees on applications for key workers.

What is an enhanced DBS check?

DBS checks are used to ensure that employers are making the right decisions during the recruitment process. Criminal record checks are especially important in finding suitable candidates to work with vulnerable groups, including children. There are three levels of DBS checks, basic, standard and enhanced.

An enhanced DBS check is only available to employers who request it on their applicant’s behalf. An enhanced DBS check’s a person’s criminal history, convictions and cautions from the Police National Computer (PNC) plus searches the DBS Children’s Barred List or the DBS Adult first. This ensures that a candidate is not barred from working with vulnerable groups.

Enhanced DBS checks are needed to protect vulnerable groups by ensuring that employees who have frequent and unsupervised contact will have a clear record, so most roles in education and health care will require the Enhanced DBS Check.

An enhanced DBS check will ensure that employers are equipped with the right information to make informed decisions on who they hire.


If you are an employer and require these checks quickly we can help, contact for more information.


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