DBS Check for Recruiters and Recruitment Agencies

As a Recruitment Agency employing lots of candidates, it’s likely that you’ll need to complete a DBS check for recruiters.

We understand that as someone who is doing DBS checks for employers, you need results quickly to ensure potential candidates don’t miss out on opportunities, and your clients get the quality staff they need. This is why we ensure all DBS recruitment agency applications sent to us before 4pm are processed the same day.

Whether you’re looking for criminal record checks for full-time or temporary positions, our online DBS system will help you to do it with ease, and get results back quicker than ever before.

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What Level Of DBS Check for Recruiters Can Be Requested?

Depending on the roles you’re hiring for as a recruitment team will depend on what level of DBS check you’ll need to get for your candidates!

Whether you’re hiring a cleaner, bank manager, builder, or something completely different, you’ll be able to get one of the following DBS checks below:

Basic DBS Check Online

Basic DBS Checks can be requested on anyone, with the permission of the candidate. As the name suggests, this gives a “basic” overview on the individuals criminal history, only showing unspent convictions.

Examples of Roles Include:

Call Centre Worker



Lorry Driver


Standard DBS Check Online

Standard DBS checks are requested by recruiters for positions that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1074 Exceptions Order 1975. This contains both spent and unspent convictions.

Examples of Roles Include:


Bank Manager



Security Guard

Enhanced DBS Check Online

(With Or Without Barred List)

This high level can only be requested for positions in certain instances. If working with vulnerable adults/children, a Barred List Check may also be needed.

Examples of Roles Include*:


Healthcare Worker

Pharmaceutical Chemist


Taxi Driver

*As every role can contain different activities, some regulated, and some not, it can be possible for two different people doing the same role to require a different level of check.

For example, if one cleaner will be regularly unsupervised around children, and another not, then only the first would need an Enhanced With Barred List check. If you are ever unsure on which type of DBS check is required, please use our Eligibility guide, or give us a call on +44 113 877 0171.

How Recruitment Agencies Benefit From Our Online DBS System

Candidates Can Complete Their Form Anywhere!

Because our system can be accessed from anywhere, your candidates can fill in their sections at home, the office, or wherever is most convenient.

Send Applicants to your Nearest Evidence Checker

Have multiple workplaces? No problem. Assign your applicant to the nearest approved Evidence checker to get the process done quicker.

Pre-populate Information for DBS Renewals

Make the process even quicker! No more time-consuming DBS application renewals as you can prepopulate your candidates forms based on previous information.

Simple Payment

We don’t tie you down into long-term contracts or make you order a minimum amount of checks. You simply pay for the number of DBS checks you need, when you need them.

DBS Results Returned Quickly

No matter your question, big or small, our eDon’t be left waiting around. With our system being connected to the UK Government Gateway, your application can be completed in a matter of days, sometimes hours.

Email Updates for Each Application

As your DBS application moves through the process, you’ll be the first to know about it via email updates regarding status changes throughout the application.

Our System Was Designed With Recruiters in Mind

Q: Need to know the closest Evidence checker to your candidate?
A: No problem, just enter the candidate’s postcode and our system will find you the nearest one!

Q: Can I get the candidate to pay for their DBS (Criminal Record Check)?
A: Yes, you can! Our system allows you to decide who pays for the check.

Q: Can the cost of the DBS Check be split with a Candidate?
A: No problem, you decide the split 50:50, 25:75 or even 66:34!

Q: How does your system help Recruitment Agencies get DBS checks quickly?
A: Our system is directly connected to the UK Government’s Gateway, meaning applications are sent directly to the Disclosure and Barring Service with the click of a button. Our experienced team also ensure that all applications submitted by 4pm are sent off the same day (assuming there are no errors)

Q: Need to let your Client know at what stage your candidates’ DBS Checks are at?
A: With our online DBS system, you can track applications easily. You and your candidate can also get email notifications as the application passes through the stages.

Q: How Much Are DBS Checks For Recruitment Agencies?
A: Our admin fees start from as little as £2.83, and the cost of the DBS check is exactly what the Disclosure and Barring Service charge, meaning you don’t pay more than you have to!