About Us

We are a National Umbrella Body registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service since 2007. Our business is built on reputation and we offer the highest quality service delivered by our friendly, dedicated and knowledgeable team. We offer you the most economical route by which to comply with the new legislation. We pride ourselves in offering a friendly, personal and prompt service to eligible individuals, businesses and voluntary organisations, providing you an efficient Disclosure Service.

If you are applying for paid employment or a voluntary position that involves working with young people or vulnerable adults, then you could be asked to apply for a DBS check. That’s where Acorn Direct can help.

We help applicants who want to work in art, education, health, welfare and faith. The list is endless, but what we do is to pride ourselves in offering a friendly professional service. So who could benefit from our services : care homes and agency staff, recruitment agencies, housing associations, GP practice staff, youth organisations, child care providers, voluntary organisations, workers who deal with money, security staff, insurance company staff, charities, educational, religious groups, transport sector, health authorities, licensing, sports, children’s entertainers, driving instructors/schools, performing arts, dance schools, churches, hostels, disability groups, faith groups, dance groups, community groups, private housing associations, private day nurseries, theme parks, outdoor activity groups, parks and gardens, wildlife parks & farms, building and construction industry, retail, school contractors, tutors, dental practices, locksmiths, photographers – again the list is endless.

We know that it is extremely important to have robust procedures for recruitment and are able to share our knowledge and experience with other organisations. Acorn Direct offer a service designed to enhance public safety. We provide potential employers and voluntary sector organisations with criminal history information on individuals applying for posts.

Since the inception of the CRB now known as DBS, many people with serious criminal records have been prevented from working with children and vulnerable adults because potential employers had requested a disclosure with the DBS as part of their recruitment checks. Recent cases in the press have highlighted the importance of proper recruitment procedures, and the possibly devastating consequences if these procedures are not in place. Employers not only put the children and elderly in their care at risk from possible harm, but also put the credibility and good name of their business at risk, if they do not ensure that they do everything possible to make sure that their employees are fit for their responsibilities. The DBS process does not seek to prevent anyone with a criminal record from taking employment, and indeed there are strict guidelines regarding the rehabilitation of offenders, but this important and widely used service aims to protect the most vulnerable members of society from harm. Acorn Direct is an independent Company, registered with the DBS to undertake disclosure checks for any employer whose business is concerned in any way with contact with children, the elderly or other vulnerable adults. This may be sports coaching, residential or day care, home support, adventure holidays or a variety of other occupations. Certain security and financial services may also be eligible to request disclosure checks on potential employees. With a background in recruitment, education and the health service, we understand the importance of making the right recruitment decisions and are able to offer a prompt and personal service at very competitive rates, however small or large your business. This simple but important check could help prevent potential harm to the people in your care and offer reassurance to your clients

We are at all times committed to providing you with a constant and reliable service. We offer a 24 hour service 365 days a year. Contact us by phone or email – we are here to help and to answer any queries that you may have.