This page has details and links to some key organisations that are relevant to this site. More links to other organisations are available in specific sections of this site.

If you have any feedback about these links, please contact us.

Disclosure and Barring Service – The DBS is a Non-department Government body responsible for processing criminal record checks for employers. You can call them on 03000 200 190 or email More details here.

Disclosure Scotland – Disclosure Scotland is a Government body and executive body of the Scottish Government providing basic level checks in England, Wales and Scotland. You can call them on 0870 609 6006 or email More details here.

Information Commissioners Office – The ICO is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. They also provide advice on how to protect personal information and how to gain access to official records. You can call them on 0303 123 1113. More details here.

Nacro – Nacro provide support to employers by providing advice on carrying out criminal records checks on prospective and current employees. They also run training for employers. You can call them on 0845 600 3194 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or email details here.

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