eSafeguarding, a fast and cost effective online DBS service from Protocol, is now offering a referral scheme offering up to £200 credit for each referral for both new and existing clients.

Protocol has always strived to be at the forefront of quality and compliance in the FE recruitment sector, among many other added value services eSafeguarding was set up in 2002 after working closely with the Criminal Records Bureau (now called the DBS) and provided us with a CRB umbrella body status.  Not only does eSafeguarding give us here at Protocol a significant advantage when it comes to being able to process temporary staff quickly, we also have many clients that use the system themselves to process their own DBS needs. The bespoke system allows us to provide our clients with a safe, secure and robust online system to process DBS forms in a fast, efficient and cost effective manner. Unlike some suppliers we do not top up the price of DBS checks and from a fee of just £6.50 we are one of the most competitively priced suppliers of online DBS checks around! *


Viv Cruickshank, CEO at Protocol said; “Often, our existing clients recommend us to others, of course we are very grateful for these referrals. So I am now very pleased to be able to thank our clients by introducing this referral scheme, which I hope will help our clients save even more money on their DBS processing!”


If you would like to save your organisation some money all you need to do is refer another organisation to us here at eSafeguarding and we will credit your account with up to £200** for every successful referral!

One easy step…

All you need to do is ask your friend to send us an email at or call us on 0115 911 1177 quoting the referral code “ESAFE-REFER”  and we’ll do the rest!.

It’s as simple as that!

There is no limit on the number of organisations you can refer – the more you refer, the more you save!





* No VAT is added to the DBS fee costs. Fees set by the government are as follows: Standard  £26, Enhanced £44, Enhanced with lists £44 (these can take longer to process) and checks for volunteers are free of charge. 

**The new customer(s) you refer must quote the promotion reference “ESAFE-REFER” at the time of contacting eSafeguarding, and subsequently pay their first annual fee.  We are able to offer £100 referral credit for each new customer expecting to process up to 20 forms per year and £200 referral credit for each new customer expecting to process more than 20 forms per year.  Referral credit will be added to your account and automatically applied to your next invoice(s) for eSafeguarding services.

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