Disclosure and Barring Service

APCS is the recommended DBS Umbrella Body for the Diocese of Oxford.

To set up a parish account with APCS, in order to apply for DBS checks, please return the completed declaration forms below to Linda Carpenter – dbsadministrator@oxford.anglican.org or 01865 208267.

DBS Declaration Form

Recruiter and Verifier Declaration Form

Information about APCS

APCS User Guide

APCS should be contacted for queries regarding DBS checks which are currently being processed.

www.criminalrecordchecks.co.uk  0845 643 1145

APCS Eligibility Tool

APCS have recently developed the online DBS Eligibility Tool below to support parishes in determining if a DBS check is required for a role and at which level.


DBS Information

Church of England Roles Eligible for a Criminal Record Check

Activities Eligible for an Enhanced DBS

Regulated Activity Flowchart

DBS FAQ July 16

DBS checks for overseas applicants

DBS filtering guide

DBS Renewals

Positive or Blemished DBS Disclosures

Disregards of Old and Minor Offences

Appeals Following DBS Risk Assessments

Portability of DBS Criminal Records Checks

DBS Update Service

Movements within the Diocese and DBS Checks

FAQs on DBS Issues

Disclosure and Barring Service