Helping businesses, organisations and charities

We offer more than just effective, secure employee screening

We’ve got you and your future in mind

We provide a regulated one stop service giving access to records held by the police, together with those held by the Department of Health (DH) and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).

Our history

Founded in 2003 by Barry Clark, a retired Police Superintendent, the business now employs several retired Police Officers, financial managers and sales directors. We are a family firm who pride ourselves on helping the local community, delivering a first-class service and ensuring best practice is upheld.

Cataphract is an umbrella organisation for the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

Our service enables employers to make more thorough recruitment checks, particularly for positions that involve regular contact with children and protected adults.

Cataphract has been processing DBS checks since 2003 for NHS practices, local sports associations, schools, care homes, community projects and tutor schemes and missionary schools. We truly believe that the have developed our system to make it as user friendly and simple for the client as possible. Our flexible approach means that the customer can have as much or as little involvement in the management of the process as they wish, from none to full. Regardless of the involvement selected, Cataphract staff quality controls every application to eliminate errors.

Meet your team

Our experienced, friendly team help to deliver a first-class, personal service to businesses, organisations and charities.

  • Barry Clark

    Barry Clark

    Founder and Chairman

  • David Clark

    Managing Director

  • Polly Western

    DBS Administrator

  • Lianne Booth

    Vetting Administrator

  • Helen Clark

    Finance Director