Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check

It is becoming increasingly important, and often a matter of compliance, to conduct criminal record checks on new employees and existing staff.

PeopleCheck is a registered umbrella body with the UK Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). This enables us to conduct DBS checks for our clients.

DBS checks are particularly important to organisations who are hiring people within the following sectors: financial services, education, healthcare, government, security, charities, law and accountancy.

PeopleCheck makes conducting a DBS into a simple process. We will guide you through the rules and regulations involved with the process and the handling of information. Once you have engaged PeopleCheck as your DBS partner we will provide you with DBS application forms. We will then guide you through the entire process. This begins by the person being checked completing the form. Once the form is properly filled in you will then check the identity of the person and send the completed form back to us. We will process it on your behalf and send a result directly to you once completed. At present the turnaround time is approximately 6-10 working days.

For more in-depth information about CRB checks and to find out more about codes of practice and relevant rules & legislation within the UK please contact us directly or visit the DBS website at

Information supplied to and by PeopleCheck is treated with the strictest of confidence. PeopleCheck maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards when receiving, communicating, storing & disposing of confidential or sensitive information. PeopleCheck do not use off-shore datacenters or third party hosting services. PeopleCheck processes and safeguards reflect best practices in the maintenance of data integrity, secure communication & the prevention of unauthorized access and use.