Safeguarding Services

We’re a top 20 registered umbrella body for the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) providing swift, online DBS and safeguarding services combined with first class customer care.

Personnel Checks are a national safeguarding expert and online DBS checking umbrella body, assisting and informing organisations to help make the best recruiting & appointing decisions to ensure a 5* safeguarding practice.

Online DBS Checks

By working with Personnel Checks to process your DBS checks, you can benefit from:

  • Results returned in as little as 24 hours
  • A paperless, online system
  • The support of dedicated, safeguarding advisers
  • A self-checking system which minimises error to 0.01%
  • Tailored on-site and telephone based training
  • Online tracking facilities
  • Bespoke reports
  • Safeguarding training

For further information, please call our safeguarding team on 01254 355688

Basic Disclosure Standard Checks Enhanced Checks

This level of check can be applied for by both individuals and companies and is sometimes referred to as a ‘Basic DBS Check.

With the applicant’s consent, employers are able to check for any unspent convictions on an applicant’s criminal record in order to make an informed hiring decision and prevent the hiring of unsuitable candidates working with vulnerable groups.

All applications for a Basic Disclosure check are processed through the Police Nation Computer (PNC) and search for any details of convictions considered “unspent” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

A Standard DBS Check is an in-depth background check carried out by employers on behalf of applicants to verify if a candidate is suitable to hire for work in a specific industry.

It will show details of all cautions, warnings, reprimands, as well as all spent and unspent convictions held on an individual’s criminal record. You will be eligible to apply for Standard Criminal Record check for your employees if they’re working in certain industries – see full guidance.

This level of DBS Check is only available to organisations to access on behalf of their employees; an individual cannot apply for a check on themselves.

Enhanced DBS Checks are available for organisations to make a suitability decision on their applicants.

This level of check shows full details of a criminal record, including cautions, warnings, reprimands, spent and unspent convictions. It can also search the children and vulnerable adults ‘barred list’ to see if the applicant is prohibited from working with these groups. Local police can add any relevant information about the applicant.

Usually, employees carrying out roles involving regular contact with vulnerable groups qualify for an Enhanced Check. See DBS eligibility guidance.

Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we all have a role to play in protecting vulnerable members of society. We can engage, empower and educate the people in your organisation;

Engage Empower Educate


We raise awareness about safeguarding and make it a topic that’s at the forefront of everyone’s mind.



Triggering the realisation that everybody has their part to play when it comes to safeguarding.


We can teach people in your organisation how to recognise indicators of abuse or harm and what to do if they have a safeguarding concern.


Safeguarding Audits

Personnel Checks are here to ensure safeguarding is always at the top of your agenda.

Our Audits are designed to provide an independent review on Safeguarding in your organisation based on a 4-part Safeguarding Audit framework;


Safeguarding Audit

We will carry out a Safeguarding Audit within your organisation to better understand your business and current situation.

Produce an Action Plan

We will propose a prioritised plan of action, explaining step by step, what needs to happen to bring your organisation up to par with safeguarding matters.

Execute the Plan

Personnel Checks will then create up-to-date and appropriate policies and training programmes which adhere to both your organisation and government legislation.

Safeguarding Subscription

Finally, Personnel Checks provide an on-going level of support and maintenance of your organisation’s safeguarding policies and procedures.

Start your journey...

…towards creating a best practice safeguarding culture in your business. Our safeguarding experts are on hand to work with you to achieve your business goals.

For a confidential conversations call us on

01254 239363