Aaron's Department, an official DBS Umbrella Body, is authorised by the UK Government to act as an intermediary between the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and an employer/organisation who wishes to complete a DBS check.

Our bespoke, online system is directly connected to the UK Government Gateway, and is designed to process your applications quickly and securely, ensuring you get a speedy DBS certificate return.

What is a DBS Umbrella Body?

Umbrella Bodies function as an intermediary between an organisation applying for a DBS check, which is entitled to ask exempted questions under the ROA 1974 Exceptions Order 1975 and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

What is the Role of a DBS Umbrella Body?

DBS Umbrella Bodies play an essential role by providing access to DBS checks to organisations who cannot directly register with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

They provide support, guidance and the necessary IT infrastructure to enable companies to apply for online DBS checks. Signing up with Aaron's Department is not only easy (and free), but it will give you a fast and cost-effective DBS checking service.

How Does a DBS Umbrella Body Work?

Understanding the rules and the process of applying for a DBS check takes time. An Umbrella Body has already spent the time needed to learn these rules and procedures. It then utilises this knowledge by investing in creating a software application and service necessary to enable organisations to apply for a DBS check online.

Umbrella Body CRB Checks

CRB checks are now a thing of the past, and are now called DBS checks.

So if you're after a CRB Umbrella Body, then you're also after a DBS Umbrella Body!

To read more about this change, you can visit our Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) Check page.

What DBS Checks Can A Umbrella Body Provide?

At Aaron's Department, as an Umbrella Body, we can help employers and organisations get any level of check for their staff.

We offer Basic, Standard, and Enhanced DBS Checks, with the options of an Adult First and Barred List checks, if applicable.

As one of the most experienced DBS & CRB Umbrella Bodies in the UK (over 18 years of experience!), we'll make sure that you and your employees get the right check, so they can get into work quickly.

What Makes a Good DBS Umbrella Body?

In addition to supplying the infrastructure needed to obtain the DBS check, a good umbrella company will also be experts in the area.

Having a team of experienced DBS checkers on your side, you can rest assured that you won't be wasting your time or money. If any information is misentered in your application, and it is not noticed, then it can waste your time and money. That's why we pride ourselves on taking the upmost care with every application we receive to ensure no avoidable errors slip through out fingers!

The quality of the application system should also be considered. The system should be well-built, easy to use, and continuously checking for errors to make the application process simple.

Features Of A Good DBS Umbrella Body

Affordable DBS Checks

DBS checks are often an essential part of any business, so you shouldn't have to overpay for them. At Aaron's Department, they start from as little as £3.97.

Experienced Staff

When a Body has been dealing with DBS's for a long time, they'll have seen it all, meaning your time, money, and DBS checks will be in safe hands!

Security

DBS checks require personal information, which is why it is essential that you are able to trust the Body with the information of yourselves, and your employees

Dedicated Support

Every DBS application is important, and should be given all the support necessary to make the process as smooth as possible for both the employer and applicant.

Stress-Free Application System

Any good Body will have designed their DBS system with their users in mind - meaning you should have a stress-free application process.

Easy-to-understand Guidance

DBS checks can get a little complicated at times, and it's the Umbrella Body's responsibility to ensure they provide clear guidance.

Aaron's Department - Experienced DBS Umbrella Body

At Aaron's Department, we have a team of experts who know everything that needs to be known about DBS checking.

They deal with countless applications daily and have years of experience, so, if you have any questions regarding DBS's, don't hesitate to contact us by giving us a call or emailing our team.

We are always happy to help, whether you are registered with us or not.

Your Online Security is Our Priority!

To pass strict security standards to connect to the UK Government's Gateway, Aaron's Department has a Cyber Essentials Certificate.

Aaron's Department complies with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Data Protection Laws give individuals certain rights over their personal data while imposing certain obligations on the organisations that process their data. We at Aaron's Department make our Data Protection Policy available to view online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our website, and will only collect and use personal data in ways described by the privacy policy.

As we are connected directly to the UK Government Gateway, we process applications the very same day, so you're able to get your DBS Certificate faster than before.

Our easy to use online system for DBS applications offers fast and free registration, taking away the stress that can occur when getting a DBS check!

What Happens if I Make a Mistake on an Application Form?

Occasional mistakes that are made while filling in the application form are detected right away with Aaron’s Department's online DBS checking service. Our system automatically reviews your entered information spotting errors and omissions. This constant validating ensures that when forwarded to the DBS service, the application doesn't get rejected and speeds up the whole process.

Give Us a Call or Send an Email, We Are Here to Help

At Aaron’s Department, we’ve developed great knowledge in recruitment and business management based on our experience. Our advice would be reasonable and fair, will not discriminate unfairly against a person because of any previous convictions revealed in the DBS check, and would reflect guidance issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service or any other reputable parties in the field.

Our customer service team handles all of your issues with astute analysis and professionalism, and you can reach us on the phone or via our email - both are at the bottom of this page!

Promptly Issued DBS Certificate

We connect directly to the UK Government’s Gateway and process your application the very same day, ensuring a promptly issued DBS Certificate. Our system for DBS Online disclosures offers fast and free registration and takes a huge load off your back restraining you from using paper applications.

Do I Need to Use a DBS Umbrella Body?

Unless you are an organisation which needs to apply for a considerable number of DBS checks annually, then you will need to use an authorised Umbrella Body to process DBS checks on your behalf.

Cost-Effective DBS Checks

At Aaron's Department, we can offer great value on our DBS checks, from as little as £3.97, without compromising on the quality of service we provide. You'll struggle to find another company who provides the excellent service we do, at the same price!

Not only that but employers and organisations that credit their accounts in advance will receive free credit! The more you pay, the more credit you'll receive to use on admin fees, meaning you would only have to pay for the cost of the DBS.