Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

You can phone the Disclosure and Barring Service on this contact number 0300 0200 190 – here, enquiries about ongoing applications and checks are handled.

Another way of requesting customer service from the DBS is enquiring to them via their email address: customerservices@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Formerly called the Criminal Records Bureau check, the new Disclosure and Barring Service provides much the same functions: providing support to employers needing to verify whether potential hires have committed any criminal offences.