Disclosure and Barring Service

GFI can provide a Disclosure and Barring Service check for its Employees, Volunteers, Members and Associates, including OTs and other health and social care professionals in Independent Practice who successfully register with us as Associates. To be on our register a person or organisation will go through a formal assessment process and will need to provide evidence of professional practice where appropriate.

Disclosure and Barring checks are essential for OTs and others working in the community with children and young people, vulnerable adults and older people. 

A NEW Guide to Eligibility for Criminal Record Checks issued by the DBS was published in September 2014. View or download a copy here. 
If you (or your Company) are a member of the GFI Association we can now process your DBS Check application forms.
GFI will:
  • Establish the true identity of the applicant through examination of a range of documents and a personal check, using guidance provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • Ensure that the application form is fully completed and that the information it contains is accurate.
  • Comply at all times with DBS requiremen

If necessary we will set up a webcam to verify your identity. This procedure has been agreed with the DBS as GFI takes responsibility for confirming that your details and identity are correct.


Download a PDF of the latest information on our procedure and charges.

Contact us for more information on the procedure and charges.