Responsible Organisations

Responsible Organisations who provide basic check services

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)
CRB Disclosure Services Ltd T/A Disclosure Services
Northgate HR PeopleChecking Limited
Vero Screening
Experian Ltd
Hireright Ltd
Sterling Talent Solutions
Onfido Limited
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Credence Background Screening Limited
Atlantic Data Ltd
GB Group Plc
Complete Background Screening
Procius Limited
UK CRBS Limited
G4S Secure Solutions
Personnel Checks
Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd
Kent County Council County Hall
Pass Software Ltd
Criminal Record and Barring Service Ltd
Safe Computing Limited
UTC Aerospace Systems (Atlantic Inertial Systems)
Wandsworth Borough Council
Powys County Council
Nottinghamshire County Council
Buckinghamshire County Council
Agenda Resource Management Ltd
Due Dilligence Checking Ltd
The Risk Advisory Group Plc
Security and Vetting Solutions Limited
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Peoplecheck Ltd
Civil and Corporate Security Limited
The Security Watchdog Limited
Royal Mail Group
Care Check Ltd
Criminal Records Services
Dorset County Council (Social Services)
Mayflower Disclosure Services
First Advantage
Devon County Council
I-Cover Screening
Cornwall Council
TerraQuest Solutions Ltd
Personnel Ltd
Derbyshire County Council

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

Published 4 September 2017
Last updated 22 May 2018 + show all updates
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