Why use us?

Organisations that require DBS checks for their workers need to appoint a trusted agency known us an umbrella organisation approved by the Disclosure and Barring Service to process checks on their behalf, however not all umbrella organisations offer the same levels of service and support.

Our background and experience in processing checks for churches and faith-based organisations since the DBS was first established in 2002, means we are now relied on as the largest provider of DBS checks to the faith sector.

Organisations who use us benefit from having the support of our team of safeguarding professionals who are there to advise when checks come back with any criminal convictions or information that raises concerns so you're not left to tackle things on your own. 

Benefits of our service:


Free online registration

New Disclosure Service clients get registration to our secure online Ebulk system included in their set-up or for those using paper checks we include 10 free paper applications.

Training and advice

Your membership gives you access to our complete safeguarding solution, including training and advice on all aspects of the DBS process from eligibility to safer recruitment.

Fast turn around

Our automated online system ensures accuracy as well as speed, so that you get your results the moment they are available meaning no long delays in recruiting your team.

Experienced support

All our dedicated staff have on-the-ground experience of working or volunteering in children's or youth work and are on-hand to help and support with any queries or questions.

Easy to use system

With one simple, easy to use system workers can submit their application at a time that suits them, and you get to see all applications at a glance and manage their progress online.

Keep you up to date

With changes in legislation and expectations on organisations it can be hard to stay up to date.  We work closely with the DBS to bring you relevant news and ensure you stay compliant.

Scaled around you

Whether you're a large national organisation or a small local one, whether you employ thousands or just a handful of people, our services easily scale to fit your needs.

Support for applicants

We provide a range of support and resources for those managing the DBS process plus loads of help and advice for those submitting an application including online tutorials.

What our users say

"We've been with thirtyone:eight for our DBS service since 2012.  They're excellent, and particularly good at providing advice specific to church roles.  They are very efficient and their online system is very good and extremely easy to use."

Register with us

Registering with us is really easy and provides a complete solution for all your DBS needs plus ongoing advice and support.

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