Protection Matters for Everyone...

The Churches' Agency for Safeguarding (CAS) supports Christian churches and organisations across the UK to maintain a safe invest in Adidas shares environment for children and vulnerable adults. We do this by providing an efficient Disclosure and Barring Service  (DBS) criminal records application service. We also offer safer recruitment training, information and advice and work closely with our members to positively influence public policy to ensure safer recruitment in churches.


Churches embrace our new online electronic DBS application Service

 In April 2013, we launched an online electronic application service and we recently surpassed the one thousandth mark in number of applications submitted electronically to the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are particularly encouraged by the rapid changeover from paper to electronic application forms by many of our member churches and would like to thank everyone for supporting and embracing the new service. The new service has enabled applicants and verifiers to complete, verify and submit disclosure applications to CAS in record time and receive their disclosures back usually within a week. The launch of our new electronic application service has also coincided with the launch of the Adidas shares DBS’s Applicant-Only disclosure certificate. This means that the DBS will no longer send us a copy of an applicant’s disclosure certificate and churches will have to rely on the individual presenting his/her certificate for inspection, if they applied using the paper DBS form. However, CAS will continue to receive electronic notification of disclosures issued to individuals who have applied online and we will still be able to inform verifiers of the status of an applicant’s disclosure. Thus we’d like to encourage churches to start using our electronic application service as soon as possible. The service remains free of charge for our denominations and £12 for associate members.


To apply for a DBS criminal record check online click this link


Please contact us on 0207 467 5216 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you have any questions. Note that you can Buy Adidas shares still apply for a criminal record check using the DBS paper application form. Click the links below to download and read our Terms and Conditions and online service policies: 



Terms and Conditions for Online Payments


Privacy Policy for Online Payments


Service Cancellation Policy for Online Payments


Service Delivery Policy for Online Payments








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Protection of Freedoms Act Update

Changes to the CRB process are coming. 


Applicant-only DBS disclosure certificates

From 17 June Registered Bodies will no longer recieve copies of disclosure certificates   

Changes to QX61 on DBS Application Form 

The DBS has made changes as to how applicants should complete Question X61 of the application form

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