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Discover a Cutting-Edge Online DBS Checking Service

eSafeguarding is a market-leading online DBS checking service designed to expedite the application process while also providing increased accuracy, security and compliance. 

eSafeguarding - your affordable DBS processing solution

The online system is accessible anywhere you have an internet connection. We offer a fast, efficient and user friendly online system with same day processing.


Our DBS checks keep children and vulnerable adults safe.


Our system is 100% secure, effectively protecting your people’s information.


Enhanced DBS checks can be approved within just 24 hours.

Multiple checks (20+ per year)

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.

Pay as you go (1-19 checks)

If you’re looking for 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.

eSafeguarding Portal

Effortless Online DBS checks

By exploiting state-of-the-art technology, eSafeguarding revolutionises the DBS application experience, simplifying the process and saving valuable time and resources for clients.

Whether you make regular DBS applications or need just one, our tools combined with our knowledgeable team of DBS specialists offer a costeffective, accurate and compliant solution. 


During the last academic year alone, we have processed a total number of 45,241 applications! 

Highly recommend eSafeguarding. A professional, efficient service that has reduced our internal DBS administration and sped up the hiring process.

Head of HR at Warwickshire College

Why choose eSafeguarding?


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


With information being sent instantly through our secure web interface, there is no need to worry about missing post or delays. 


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. 


eSafeguarding takes away the administrative burden of DBS processing, and can be used from anywhere with an internet connection. It encompasses a range of customisation options to suit your needs, as well as including helpful features such as instant data validation, information pop-ups and application tracking. 


The eSafeguarding process is completely online-based, with no paper or postage involved, making it a sustainable and future-proof service. 

Great Value

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

eSafeguarding 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) ensuring children, young people and vulnerable adults are provided with a safe and secure environment.

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.

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