A note about single DBS applications


Current legislation does not allow individuals to obtain a DBS Check on themselves.   The law also does not allow a DBS Check to be obtained for a personal reason; such as to check what is on your criminal record.  

Only "Regulated Activity Providers" can obtain a DBS check.

The service we provide via this website enables small businesses to obtain 1 x DBS check only.  

Many other Registered DBS Umbrella Bodies require a minimum number of DBS applications, however we recognize that small businesses may not necessarily need more than one DBS check and so we can provide this for you.  

We provide an online DBS application system that is simple, secure and efficient DBS checking service.  


Please note:  All 3 points of the Eligibility Criteria below must be met:

Eligibility Criteria for Single DBS/CRB Checks 

(note: all 3 points must be met):


  1. You must be a UK Resident and
  2. You must be:
    • A Provider requiring one DBS Check who provides "Regulated Activity" and operates under a Trading Name or Company Name - for example the name you operate under for tax purposes ; Please note:  your Trading Name or Company name is printed on the DBS certificate ;or 
    • A Recruiting Organisation / Company requiring one DBS Check ; or
    • A Small Business/Company that only requires one DBS Check     
  3. The role that is being carried out must be eligible for a DBS/CRB Check (as stipulated by relevant law).




If you do not meet the above criteria, you may still be able to obtain a DBS/CRB:
  • Companies/Organisations requiring 2 or more DBS/CRB Checks  - if you represent a Company requiring 2 or more DBS/CRB Checks, please go to www.dbsdirect.co.uk
  • Are you Employed? - if your role requires a DBS/CRB Check, your employer must obtain this for you.  Employers can obtain DBS/CRB checks for their staff by going to www.dbsdirect.co.uk
  • Need a Basic Disclosure (aka: Basic DBS or Basic Police Check) for a Personal Liquor/Premises Licence application - To purchase a Basic Disclosure application pack, please go to www.basicpolicecheck.co.uk

Need DBS Checks for 2 or more people?

No problem....we also provide DBS Checks for Employers/Organisations.  For more information, please go to www.dbsdirect.co.uk .



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