DBS online checks

With online registration and online processing we can take care of your criminal record checks quickly and seamlessly.

England and Wales e-Bulk Digital DBS Checks

As a registered e-Bulk digital DBS processing partner to the Disclosure and Barring Service, Cataphract will help you and your business to save time and money.

Easy to use

Our custom built DBS platform is designed for ease of use with the most up to date user experience on the market.

Super quick

We are able to process and complete enhanced, child barred list checks in only one day.

Seamless integration

The DBS platform is integrated into our pre-employment screening and security vetting system, so you can progress a DBS in just three clicks.

Basic disclosures

Basic disclosures

There is no restriction imposed by law on who can apply for a basic disclosure. This gives details of all unspent convictions. An employer may have asked you to obtain a basic disclosure as part of their recruitment process. In Scotland, England and Wales, these are administered by Disclosure Scotland. In Northern Ireland, this is administered by AccessNI.

Standard & Enhanced Checks

Standard & Enhanced Checks

Cataphract is a registered e-Bulk Umbrella Body, supporting hundreds of Schools, Sports Clubs, charities and foundations to progress their DBS checks in England and Wales.

Standard = Spent and unspent convictions.

Enhanced = Like Standard but with some very specific additions from the Police.

A barred list check can be requested as part of an Enhanced DBS Check, but only if the applicant is eligible. To be eligible, the position the applicant is applying for must involve engaging in regulated activity with children and/or vulnerable adults.

Barred list checks are designed to ensure that no one on either the children’s or adults’ barred lists will work on a regular basis with children under 18 or vulnerable adults.

Therefore, most roles in education and healthcare will require an Enhanced DBS Check. Other professions which are likely to demand an Enhanced DBS Check include roles in leisure, transport and at places of worship.

Disclosure Scotland

Scotland has three levels of check. Standard, Enhanced and membership of the PVG scheme. If you are an employer and your staff live and work in Scotland who need a criminal record check, please call Cataphract and we will arrange these checks for you.

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Access Northern Ireland

You cannot apply for a standard or enhanced check your self. Your application must be counter signed by an AccessNI registered organisation, such as Cataphract. You can apply online if the organisation who has asked you to get a standard or enhanced check has given you a pin number.

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What documentation to use on a DBS check

What documentation to use on a DBS check

To find out what documentation you can use for a UK DBS check, click the button.

DBS Documentation

Register for DBS checks

Register for DBS checks

Follow the link to complete the very simple registration document. One of the team will pick this up and create the account.

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Taking the stress out of criminal record checks

DBS Checks

Our custom e-Bulk system is made with the employer in mind. With a one click ID verification process and volume discounts available talk to our team today to find out more.

Volunteer

£14.40

Volume discount available

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Price includes VAT.

Basic DBS

£37.40

Volume discount available.

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Price includes VAT.

Standard DBS

£37.40

Enhanced (if working with Children or Vulnerable adults as a Volunteer). Volume discount available.

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Price includes VAT.

Enhanced DBS

£54.40

Volume discount available.

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Price includes VAT.

No minimums

We accept clients looking to undertake a single application per year to hundreds. Each client has different preferences and we understand this.

Client portal

We accept clients looking to undertake a single application per year to hundreds. Each client has different preferences and we understand this.

Phone support

We encourage our clients to if they have a problem, query or just want to check something. No contact centres here.

Online ID verification

If you have a team based throughout the UK, we have developed an online document upload section for the employer or team manager to confirm the workers ID.

Cataphract is an umbrella organisation for the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) in England and Wales formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), Disclosure Scotland and AccessNI (for Northern Ireland).

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).

Cataphract has been processing criminal record checks since 2003 and 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.

Our service helps to make sure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children and protected adults can’t do regulated work with vulnerable groups.

NO MINIMUM NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS

AccessNI

Basic

£34

Basic AccessNI check.

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Price includes VAT.

Standard

£34

Standard AccessNI check.

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Price includes VAT.

Enhanced

£41

Enhanced AccessNI check.

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Price includes VAT.

Disclosure Scotland

Basic

£43

Basic Disclosure Scotland check.

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Price includes VAT.

DBS checks

Terms, how-to’s and frequently asked question.

  • How long will my DBS take?

    Basic and Standard DBS checks will usually be turned around within one week however, many of these are turned around on the same day.

    Enhanced checks have Police records searched for non-conviction information therefore take a little longer and are usually turned around in four weeks.

    Over the last 6 months, we have experienced an overall average turn around of 6.5 days

    Delays occur where the applicant has not given full and accurate details such as all names used and a full five-year address history.

  • What ID do I need to complete my DBS?

    There are strict guidelines to be adhered to from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents the applicant must provide – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • How much is a DBS?

    Basic and Standard checks are £23 (zero VAT)

    Enhanced Checks are £40 (zero VAT)

    Cataphract charges a small administration fee to process these checks with 20% VAT

  • What DBS check am I allowed to get?

    Basic:

    There are no restrictions on Basic checks. Anyone can apply without giving a reason. These are used for any employment purpose including compliance with regulations such as Airside Passes.

    Standard and Enhanced:

    These are determined by Legislation and reserved for people in certain professions.

    You can use this tool to see if you need a DBS check for a role you’re applying for.

    Find out which DBS check is right for your employee – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • Will I get a certificate of my check?

    You will receive a result by email and then the certificate is sent to your home address by post.  This can take up to seven days.