Disclosure Barring Service
A Responsible Organisation (RO) is an organisation registered with the DBS to submit basic checks through a web service.
Responsibilities of a Responsible Organisation
An RO will capture the details of a basic check application in their system, before transferring it to DBS via a web service. You can apply for DBS basic checks by visiting the website of a Responsible Organisation.
Individuals can also apply for a basic check directly to DBS using our new online application route if they live or work in England or wales, or to Disclosure Scotland if they live or work in Scotland.
An RO is responsible for confirming that:
- information supplied in each application for a basic check has been checked in line with DBS identity guidance
- the information provided in support of the basic check is complete and true
- the applicant has provided consent to submit the application
- they will pay DBS for basic checks that have been sent to us