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Welcome to Disclosure Services

Providing DBS (CRB) Criminal Record checks since 2002

Disclosure Services provides online Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS Criminal Records Checks (formerly CRB checks), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records ChecksAccessNI Criminal Records Checks, including one-click Route Two background checking and PVG scheme membership for Scotland.  This is achieved via a suite of tools enabling fast, accurate applications, real-time application tracking, easy reporting and more. Our friendly, experienced team support clients throughout the criminal record process.

Our broad range of clients represent all areas of service, commerce, and industry in private, public, charitable and not-for-profit organisations. Our primary goal is to support our clients with timely, accurate information and the expert personal service we provide to assist in fulfilling your regulatory and compliance requirements.

We provide On-line Criminal Record checks via the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) (formerly CRB - Criminal Records Bureau) e-Bulk e-application process or via the paper application route.


Latest news…

News story: New DBS basic check service goes live


If you need a basic disclosure check for a job in England and Wales, you should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which now provides the service for England and Wales. If you need a basic check for a job in Scotland, then you should apply to Disclosure Scotland. If you want a check for personal reasons rather than work purposes, you should apply to the relevant organisation for your area DBS if you live in England or Wales or Disclosure Scotland if you live in Scotland.

If you are an individual applying for your own basic check you will be able to use our new online application route.

If you are an organisation applying for a basic check on behalf of an employee or someone else, you can use a Responsible Organisation (RO) a third party registered with DBS . A list of Responsible Organisations can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/responsible-organisations.

It is important that you apply to the right organisation for your basic check, so that the correct Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) rules are applied. There is a risk of legal action if incorrect ROA rules are applied and impact a recruitment decision.

Detailed guide: Track a DBS application


Updated: Information updated in line with the DBS' new online application for basic checks.

The person being given a DBS check (the applicant) can check on the progress of their standard or enhanced application using the DBS tracking service. They will need their application form reference number, surname and date of birth to track the application.

Employers who are registered with DBS can track multiple applications and order blank application forms online.

Detailed guide: Responsible Organisations


Updated: Information updated in line with the DBS' new online application for basic checks.

A Responsible Organisation (RO) is an organisation registered with the DBS to submit basic checks through a web service.

Responsibilities of a Responsible Organisation (RO)

An RO will capture the details of a basic check application in their system before transferring it to DBS via a web service. You can apply for basic checks with DBS by visiting the website of a Responsible Organisation.

Individuals can also apply for a basic check directly to DBS using our new online application route if they live or work in England or wales, or to Disclosure Scotland if they live or work in Scotland.

An RO is responsible for confirming that:

  • information supplied in each application for a basic check has been checked in line with DBS identity guidance
  • the information provided in support of the basic check is complete and true
  • the applicant has provided consent to submit the application
  • they will pay DBS for basic checks that have been sent to us

Each RO must agree to DBS Terms and Conditions meet our processing standards and have a nominated accountable officer.

Responsible Organisations providing basic check services through DBS

Responsible Organisation Name Website
Access Personal Checking Services Ltd (APCS) www.criminalrecordchecks.co.uk
CRB Disclosure Services Ltd T/A Disclosure Services www.disclosureservices.com
uCheck www.ucheck.co.uk
Northgate HR PeopleChecking www.peoplechecking.com
Staffvetting.com Limited www.staffvetting.com
Verifile www.verifile.co.uk
Vero Screening www.veroscreening.com
Experian Ltd www.experian.co.uk
Hireright Ltd www.hireright.com
Sterling Talent Solutions www.sterlingtalentsolutions.com
Onfido Limited www.onfido.com
Capita Resourcing Ltd www.watchdog.org.uk
Credence Background Screening Limited www.credence.co.uk
Atlantic Data Ltd www.atlanticdata.co.uk
GB Group Plc www.gbplc.com
Complete Background Screening www.cbscreening.co.uk
Procius Limited www.procius.com
UK CRBS Limited www.ukcrbs.co.uk
G4S Secure Solutions www.g4s.com
Personnel Checks www.personnelchecks.co.uk/dbs-crb-checks/basic-disclosure/
Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd www.arnoldclark.com
Kent County Council County Hall www.kent.gov.uk
Pass Software Ltd www.pass-software.com
Criminal Record and Barring Service Ltd www.criminalrecordandbarringservice.co.uk
Safe Computing Limited www.safecomputing.co.uk
UTC Aerospace Systems (Atlantic Inertial Systems) www.utcaerospacesystems.com
Wandsworth Borough Council www.wandsworth.gov.uk
Powys County Council www.powys.gov.uk
Nottinghamshire County Council www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk
Buckinghamshire County Council www.buckscc.gov.uk
Agenda Resource Management Ltd www.agenda-rm.co.uk
Due Dilligence Checking Ltd www.ddc.uk.net
The Risk Advisory Group Plc www.riskadvisory.com
Security and Vetting Solutions Limited www.security-vetting.co.uk
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council www.stockport.gov.uk
Peoplecheck Ltd www.peoplecheck.co.uk
Civil and Corporate Security Limited www.civilandcorporate.co.uk
The Security Watchdog Limited www.securitywatchdog.org.uk/
Royal Mail Group www.royalmailgroup.com
Care Check Ltd www.carecheck.co.uk
Criminal Records Services www.criminalrecordsservices.com
Dorset County Council (Social Services) www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk
Mayflower Disclosure Services www.dbsdirect.co.uk

The list of Responsible Organisations who are registered with the DBS will be updated regularly.

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