DBS checking service

We provide quick and value for money Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks for people across England and Wales.

We are a Registered Body with the DBS and can carry out checks on your behalf. We have many years’ experience with DBS and can take away the hassle for you with our friendly 1-2-1 service.

Registering to use our service.

In the first instance, please fill out our enquiry form and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss whether you are eligible to request a DBS check. If you know the role for which you are requesting a DBS check is eligible, please complete this Pro-forma.

What's included in the service?

  • We will check your completed applications and send them to the DBS. 
  • We will monitor and track all applications on your behalf and notify you when the Disclosure has been released to your applicant.
  • We will provide dedicated support to deal with your queries by phone, email. 
  • We can provide training upon request, helping you complete your applications and ensure a smooth process from start to finish.

How much does it cost?

Voluntary and charity groups

Commercial and statutory bodies

Want more information?

Here are some links to useful information on the DBS Service.

DBS Code of Practice

Applicant's guide to completing the DBS application form

ID Checking guidelines for DBS check applications  

Guidance on examining Identity Documents

DBS Update Service: employer guide

DBS Update Service: applicant guide

For a small voluntary organisation the DBS service offered by Spark is invaluable.

Compass Disability Services is an employer of over 50 staff and provider of independent living services. We have a need for a reliable, professional and cost effective DBS service. We have worked with Spark over the past four years to provide this service and continue to be very happy that our needs are being met.

Richard Pitman, CEO Compass Disability Service

Please note, individuals and the self-employed cannot apply for a DBS certificate of their own criminal record, as they cannot ask an exempted question of themselves. A self-employed person who is eligible for a DBS check can ask the organisation that wishes to contract their services to apply for their DBS check, or individuals can get a basic check from the Disclosure and Barring Service, which provides details of any ‘unspent’ convictions