Services Offered

onlinedbs.co.uk is a registered body who will act as an umbrella company on behalf of your organisation. Our team enables you to apply for DBS applications for your employees safely and efficiently. This means that the speed of process is faster than ever before when completing criminal record checks.

Four out of five of our disclosures come back completed within a week and 30% of those are back within 24 hours. We offer a very competitively priced service with no hidden costs such as set up fees or annual fees.

onlinedbs.co.uk offers the following services. Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries you may have.

Operating Hours

onlinedbs.co.uk are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. Please note our hours of operation:

  • Office hours telephone support : 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M, Monday – Friday
  • Office hours email support : 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday – Friday
  • Office hours website and social media enquiries: 7:30 A.M until 5:30 P.M, Monday – Friday
  • Calls received out of office hours will be forwarded to the on call mobile phone
  • ‘On call’ telephone support: 5.00P.M to 9.00P.M

Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks

There are two different levels of criminal record checks available to organisations for their employees. These checks are provided through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), previously known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). More information regarding the eligibility and benefits of obtaining these can be found on our disclosure types page.

Adult First Checks – Available alongside Enhanced DBS Checks

DBS Adult First is a function provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service that can be used in exceptional cases. This means that in accordance with the terms of Department of Health guidance – a person is permitted to commence work with adults before a DBS certificate has been obtained. This applies to adult services such as care homes, domiciliary care agencies and adult placement schemes where DBS certificates are required by law.

This service is only available to organisations who are eligible to access the DBS ‘adult barred list’ and who have requested a check of the barred lists on their DBS application form. DBS Adult First is not a substitute for a DBS certificate and organisations must take care when making recruitment decisions prior to receiving a full DBS certificate. DBS Adult First checks are advised to be used ONLY in exceptional circumstances and when absolutely necessary.

A DBS Adult First check is not appropriate for any individuals who may work with both children and adults. Those working in both areas will need to wait until a DBS certificate is returned to ensure that the individual in question has not been barred from working with children. There is no equivalent speedy check of the children’s barred list.

The Children’s Barred List (formerly List 99)

The Children’s Barred List (formerly List 99) check allows education establishments to check against a database to see if there is a potential match for a person included in the Children’s Barred List. If an individual is included in this list, employment within or by the education establishment is prohibited.

The information on this database is held under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and is maintained by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

N.B. The Children’s Barred List Check (formerly List 99) is not a comprehensive check against the barred list, this can only be obtained through an enhanced criminal record check.

Take a look at our competitive pricing matrix:

Disclosure Type DBS Charge
ZERO VAT
Service Fee per application (inc VAT) Total Charge per application
N.B. There are no sign up fees or monthly / annual registration costs.
Standard £26.00 £10.08 £36.08
Enhanced £44.00 £10.08 £54.08
Enhanced with Adult First Check £50.00 £10.08 £60.08
List 99 Check £12.00 £12.00
Volunteers (Standard or Enhanced) £10.08 £10.08

Please note discounts may be available for bulk applications. Please contact a member of our team for more information.