Find an umbrella body

Last updated: 17 May 2019

If you're an employer you do not have to be registered with Disclosure Scotland to use their disclosure service. You can use another registered company to process your staff disclosures. These other companies are often called 'umbrella bodies'.

You can use the list below to choose an umbrella body for your disclosure needs.

Disclosure Scotland is not responsible for information provided by umbrella bodies. Including their details in this page does not mean Disclosure Scotland endorse or recommend their services.

Umbrella bodies covering all areas and types of business

Umbrella body name Cost
Absolute Disclosure from £25 per application
Advisory PVG £20 per application
Alba Childcare Agency £12.50 per application
Association for Real Change £13.50–£15 per application
Atlantic Data Ltd. £7–£10 per application
Barnsley and Barnsley Consultants £20 per application
Caledonia Homecare £20 per application
Capita Recruitment Vetting Service £15 per application
Carolyn Glen Disclosure Services £25 per application
Childsafe £15 per application
Core-Asset Verify Variable - prices on request
Diligent World Ltd. from £25 per application
Disclosure Services £12 per application (£7.20 for not-for-profit organisations)
European Background £25 per application
Experian Background Checking £15 per application
First Standard Ltd. £20–£25 per application
Global Choices £20–£24 per application
GSL UK Limited £17 + VAT per application
MacLeod Scott Glasgow £25 + VAT per application
Maxmedia1 Limited, telephone 020 8416 0135 £16 for members and £20 for non-members per application
Mayflower Disclosure Services £10.99 + VAT per application
Personnel Checks £10 per application
Poppy Homecare £18 + VAT per application
Recruitment Direct UK Ltd £15 per application
Reed Specialist Recruitment £14 per application
Scottish Council on Deafness £20 per application Limited From £15 + VAT per application
Verifile Limited £6–£19 per application, depending on volume/service requirements

Umbrella bodies covering specific areas of Scotland

Umbrella body name Areas covered Cost
Baird Taxis Ltd., telephone 07747 194 661 / 01324 612 012 Falkirk and central Scotland £15 per application
I Care, telephone 07799 645 114 / 07818 498 904 Glasgow and Lanarkshire £18 per application + milage @ 45p per mile
Joe's Radio Cars, telephone 01501 772222 West Lothian and Lanarkshire £15 per application
Thank Evans Childcare Agency Limited Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire £35 per application

Umbrella bodies covering specific types of business

Umbrella body name Sectors covered Cost
Care and Learning Alliance childcare free to CALA members. Services not available to non-members
Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services voluntary N/A
Youth Scotland members of Youth Scotland only. free to members of Youth Scotland

If you choose to use an umbrella body to process your disclosures, the relationship is between you and the umbrella body and not directly with Disclosure Scotland. However, any organisation using disclosure services, whether they use an umbrella body or not, has to accept certain responsibilities.