Protecting our children and vunerable adults


DABcheck is a Registered Umbrella Body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and processes application for a Criminal record and barring checks on behalf of organisations registered with us and individuals such as self employed and volunteers.

As part of an Enhanced + barred list check check for a regulated activity, checks are made against lists of people barred from working with vulnerable groups including children.

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DBS Adult First

Organisations employing people to posts that involve working with vulnerable groups may be able to request a check of the Barred list prior to receiving the complete check.


DBS Adult First is a service which is available only in very exceptional circumstances in which a person working with vunerable group including children may be allowed to start work before a full enhanced + barred list check has been completed.


Such cases are permissible only where it is necessary to take such action because of a real danger that staffing levels will otherwise fall below numbers required to meet statutory obligations.

If you believe that the above criteria is met you should contact us by phone in order that we can access DBS Adult First on your behalf.

The results of DBS Adult First checks are classed as Disclosure information.

They are therefore subject to the same provisions of the DBS Code of Practice and must be retained, handled and stored in the same manner.