Multiple checks 10+

Registering as an eSafeguarding multi user is a cost-effective way to manage and monitor all your applications in one place and gives you access to our online tools, customisable accounts and invoicing.

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Pay as you go 1-9 checks

If you’re after just one, a handful of DBS checks or you don’t carry them out very often – this is the ideal option for you. With online applications, no set up fees and application advice included.

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DBS checks online

eSafeguarding is an online DBS checking service designed to help make the process faster, more secure, easier and paperless! Whether you make regular DBS applications or need just one, our tools combined with our knowledgeable team of DBS specialists offer a cost effective, accurate and compliant solution.

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Protocol and the DBS

eSafeguarding has been an umbrella body for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) since its inception as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and has been ensuring children, young people and vulnerable adults are provided with a safe and secure environment for over 15 years.

Since December 2012 we have been working with the DBS, which was established under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and merged the functions previously carried out by the CRB and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), in order to develop the eSafeguarding online disclosure service.

Why choose eSafeguarding?

  • Fast

    The eSafeguarding service significantly reduces processing times. Enhanced Disclosures can come back within 24 hours, and 4 out of 5 of our applications are completed within three days.

  • Efficient

    eSafeguarding takes away the administrative burden of DBS processing, freeing up essential resource. You can also integrate DBS data requirements into your own recruitment processes and application forms.

  • Accurate

    eSafeguarding validates data as the information is entered, with applicants being prompted to correct invalid information as they go. No missed fields, no mistakes and no returns.

  • Accessible

    eSafeguarding is available from anywhere with an internet connection, including via tablets and smartphones.

  • Green

    The process is completely online, with no paper or postage involved.

  • Secure

    There are no worries about missing post or delays. Information is sent instantly through our secure web interface.

  • Experienced

    Our expert team of countersignatories are on hand to support you in every way they can.

  • Flexible

    We offer a range of administrative, payment, reporting, integration and customisation options, and if you still want something different then we'd love to talk to you about it.

  • Informative

    Our dashboard allows you to track applications and our email notifications keep you and your applicants in the loop.

  • Great Value

    Process efficiency was at the heart of eSafeguarding's development, and that's why we can give great savings, including over alternative online providers.

  • Helpful

    Our database has a number of helpful features, including information pop ups, and a check to tell you whether you have seen valid identification document combinations.


DBS Processing fees reduced

Some very good and perhaps unexpected news coming out of the DBS this past week. As of Tuesday 1st October, the DBS will be reducing the cost of a Disclosure Check – yes, you read that right – reducing.

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New stricter DBS application error amendment rules

If the pressure of filling out DBS forms and applications wasn’t enough, the DBS have announced that from 1st August there will be stricter rules around amendments, specifically regarding ‘Workforce’ selection and address omissions.

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