Acorn Direct is dedicated to providing a cost effective service with no registration fee or hidden charges; what you see below is what you pay. The only exception would be for additional postage charges for the return of identification documents.
Who pays how much and when?
If your employer is paying for your Disclosure then we will invoice them directly. If you are responsible for your own fees we will invoice you. Payment in both cases must be made before we send your application form to CRB.
Standard Disclosure £39.00
Enhanced Disclosure £56.00
Enhanced Disclosure with ISA AdultFirst Check £65.00
Volunteers Disclosure – only an administration fee applicable for volunteers of £10.00
We do NOT charge a Registration Fee. To return ID documents back to the applicant we make an additional charge of £3.00 (Royal Mail Recorded) or £8.00 (Royal Mail Special Delivery). Royal Mail 1st Class postage is free but we do not recommend this method of service.
Alternatively, you can take your identification documents (up to a maximum of 4 documents) to your local post office who will provide a verification service for just over £7. When you have the form back from them, just enclose this with your completed application form.
We do NOT make any cancellation charges provided the form has not been posted off to the CRB. If an application form has been sent on to the CRB, the fee is applicable and is non-refundable.
Payment is required in full upon receipt of the relevant Disclosure application form, with all cheques made payable to 'Acorn Direct'. If you prefer to make payment by BACS transfer, please contact us for our bank details.
All charges are inclusive of the CRB rate and our administration fees and are correct as of February 2013 and may be subject to change.