In 2012, Protocol developed an online DBS processing system called eSafeguarding that is currently being used by 1,419
organisations throughout the UK.

Our team of experts work tirelessly to provide you with a swift, secure, personalised and compliant service helping make light work of what can become a large admin burden.

eSafeguarding is one of the most cost-effective DBS processing systems on the market. The online system is accessible anywhere you have an internet connection. We offer a fast, efficient and user-friendly online system with same-day processing.

Pay as you go

Whether you just need to process one single DBS check or a handful of checks, our quick and simple pay-as-you-go service gives you all the freedom, security, online access benefits and application advice but without the burden of payment administration.

Our PAYG users benefit from:

  • Online streamlined process (no need to post documents)
  • Guidance, support and advice on anything DBS related
  • Optional document checking service
  • Quick and easy immediate payment process
Multiple Checks 20+ per year

Processing multiple DBS checks can be time-consuming, confusing and cause unnecessary delays. Over the 15 years we’ve been working in this area we have developed a streamlined process that helps take away the stress of processing DBS checks.

Our Multi Check users benefit from all of the above, plus:

  • Payment on invoice
  • Customisable account
  • Applicants can pay for their own DBS directly
  • Your own eSafeguarding account which you can access anytime
Why use eSafeguarding?

eSafeguarding is secure, intuitive and keeps you and your applicant up to date at every step. We are able to process Enhanced Checks in just 24hrs and offer online and telephone support whenever you need it. Our helpline is staffed with extremely knowledgeable people who have been processing DBS checks for over 10 years, and they are happy to offer advice and guidance to you and your applicants.

In 2022 alone, eSafeguarding processed a huge 45,951 DBS checks! Find out more about the service here or email

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