Disclosure and Barring Service

COVID-19: Changes to DBS ID Checking Guidelines

Temporary changes to DBS ID checking guidelines are being made as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  Further information can be found here.

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

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

DBS Information Booklet

Church of England Roles Eligible for a Criminal Record Check

Activities Eligible for an Enhanced DBS

Regulated Activity Flowchart

DBS filtering guide

Disclosure and Barring Service

Safer Recruitment