Online Basic DBS Checks now are available

Online Basic DBS checks available now

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have taken over the Basic Disclosure responsibilities from Disclosure Scotland (the government agency currently providing Basic Disclosure checks).

From 1st January 2018, the DBS process all DBS Basic Disclosure checks (Basic DBS checks) for people living in England and Wales.  Basic DBS checks will be available to anyone living England and Wales, and will provide a check of Unspent Convictions.

Disclosure Scotland will continue to process Basic Disclosure for people living in Scotland.

To ensure a smooth transition from Disclosure Scotland to the DBS, the DBS will begin processing Basic DBS checks on a gradual basis.

Mayflower Disclosure Services Ltd is registered with the DBS and Disclosure Scotland as an approved provider (Responsible Organisation) for online Basic Disclosure checks (Basic DBS and Basic Disclosure Scotland).

Basic DBS checks are available through ourselves now.


Our Standard Price List is available for you to view here.


Please note, we offer discounts for companies who expect to submit 50 or more online applications per year.  If this applies to you please let us know your Company name and your expected annual volume via our Contact Us form and we will send you a quote.


We believe in an open pricing policy and do not have any hidden/other costs. There are NO other charges.  You will only be charged for the applications you submit for processing.  We do NOT charge a setup fee, registration fee, yearly fee, error rates or any other charges not stated, without prior agreement.

Our online Basic DBS application process:

Our online Basic DBS application system which is secure, simple and quick to use.


A brief summary of our online Basic Disclosure (Basic DBS and Basic Scotland) application process is as follows:

  • The applicant (staff member) enters their details onto the system via a secure online Basic Disclosure form; they can do this from anywhere with internet access.
  • Someone within your organisation (a nominated ID checker) will then need to check their ID and select from a drop-down list what ID you have seen – you can have as many ID Checkers as you need
  • The online form is then submitted to us electronically for processing.
  • Timeframe: No copies of ID or paper forms are needed. Many Basic DBS applications are being completed within 24 hours, however we the average time-frame for the to complete online Basic checks is 8 days (as long as there are no queries).
  • Result Notifications: When each Basic check is complete you will be sent an automatic email from our system, informing you that the check has been completed.  You will have access to the result and the Disclosure information in the form of a downloadable pdf “Result Snapshot”.
  • Basic Disclosure certificates:
    • Basic DBS certificates:  The DBS only issue one hard-copy DBS certificate; which they post to the applicant’s current home address.  The applicant can request that their certificate is sent to an alternative address (i.e.: your Company address).  The applicant can request this when they fill-in their online Basic DBS application form.   In addition to a hard-copy Basic DBS certificate, each applicant will be able to create an online account with the DBS where they can access an official copy of their electronic Basic DBS certificate.  They will also be able to give your Company permission to have access to their official online Basic DBS certificate
    • Basic Disclosure Scotland certificates: A hard-copy Basic Disclosure certificate sent to us from Disclosure Scotland which we will send to for your own records


We are one of the largest providers of DBS checks and we have over 15 years’ experience providing disclosure checks for a wide range of organisations and individuals.


Our online application system is DBS and Disclosure Scotland approved and has ISO27001 accreditation to ensure that your online Basic Disclosure checks are processed with speed, accuracy and integrity. 


Our sole business is processing Criminal Records Checks.  We are experts in this field, so you don’t have to be.  Disclosure Applications processed through us are always given our top priority and completed as quickly as possible.

Creating an account to use our services:

If you wish to use our services, please Create an Account via the Create an Account page on our website:


It is FREE to create an account with us and your are under no obligation. 

Your account will be set-up within 1 working day of receiving your New Account Form.  On set-up, we will send send you login details and instructions on using our online Basic Disclosure application system, so you can create and submit online Basic Disclosure applications straight away..

To complement your online Basic DBS checks we also offer:

  1. Standard and Enhanced DBS checks
  2. Basic Disclosure Checks (Disclosure Scotland)
  3. Employee Credit checks
  4. External ID validation checks


We are proud to be recommended by many of our customers.  Check out our Customer Feedback here.

New Customer?  Create an account to use our services.  It is FREE & under NO OBLIGATION.

Privacy Policy    -    Terms of Business    -    Disclaimer    -    About Us    -    Contact Us

Online DBS Checks, Basic Disclosure Checks, External ID Validation, Employee Credit Checks

The information provided on our website is for guidance only and should not be considered as a substitute for legal advice.

Copyright © 2002-2018 Mayflower Disclosure Services Ltd.  All rights reserved.