Safe, Secure and Speedy Online DBS Processing

A Service from Protocol

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Protocol and the DBS

We have worked closely with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) since its inception as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) in 2002 to ensure that young people and vulnerable adults at our client organisations are provided with a safe and secure environment.

Over the last twelve years we have built our reputation as the custodians of compliance by delivering a comprehensive safeguarding service. Our dedicated team of Safeguarding Officers have worked tirelessly to ensure that we stay ahead of the ever-changing regulatory framework.

From just £6.50 per application, our online disclosure service, provides a safe, secure, speedy and cost effective solution to the administrative burden that DBS checks can be.


Number of DBS checks required Annual fee Fee per DBS application
Up to 20 per year £200 £12
Over 20 per year £400 £6.50

Benefits of eSafeguarding


The eSafeguarding service significantly reduces processing times. Enhanced Disclosures can come back within 24 hours, and 4 out of 5 of our applications are completed within three days.


eSafeguarding takes away the administrative burden of DBS processing, freeing up essential resource. You can also integrate DBS data requirements into your own recruitment processes and application forms.


eSafeguarding validates data as the information is entered, with applicants being prompted to correct invalid information as they go. No missed fields, no mistakes and no returns.


eSafeguarding is available from anywhere with an internet connection, including via tablets and smartphones.


The process is completely online, with no paper or postage involved.


There are no worries about missing post or delays. Information is sent instantly through our secure web interface.


Our expert team of countersignatories are on hand to support you in every way they can.


We offer a range of administrative, payment, reporting, integration and customisation options, and if you still want something different then we'd love to talk to you about it.

Great Value

Process efficiency was at the heart of eSafeguarding's development, and that's why we can give great savings, including over alternative online providers.

Find out more about becoming an eSafeguarding customer

Our status as a DBS umbrella body allows our clients to utilise the benefits of a safe, secure and robust system to process DBS forms quickly. Contact us now to find out how eSafeguarding can deliver cost savings and free you from the administrative burden of the DBS process.