DBS API integration system with APCS

Our bespoke API integrates directly with your system to automate your DBS checks.

APCS have developed a bespoke API allowing your company to use our system to fully automate your DBS checks. Having access to our fast turnaround times will allow your company to make faster, more informed recruitment decisions. Through the API you can order customised checks for your exact business requirements.

The relevant details for each employee are simply inputted into the API and then forwarded directly to APCS. The check results are then automatically fed back into the API as soon as we receive them.

Development of the API will incur a charge which will depend upon the exact services required. This will be discussed between you and our development team so that the API package can be tailored to your exact needs.

When should I use API for DBS checks?

An API is suitable for those wishing to develop their own tailored DBS vetting system whilst still utilising speed and efficiency of the bespoke APCS system. We would recommend the API to those conducting a large amount of applications per year.

What do I need to use the API?

In order to be able to use the API, your IT development team must be able to work with MVC interfaces and a have firm understanding of web-related technologies and development.



We will discuss your API requirements with our development team.


Our development team build the API tailored to your needs.


Once the development is completed the API goes live.

‘I have found your staff particularly helpful when I have been unsure as to whether a person qualifies for a DBS check. The speed of service is amazing!’

‘Easy set up and explanation, has worked well for us over the last 2 years and will continue using for this coming year and beyond hopefully. Telephone enquiries dealt with quickly and well-informed staff able to assist with all queries we have had’

‘We began using APCS in 2015 and I have built up a good relationship with the APCS staff, in particular Sam and Christine.  I find everyone very helpful.  Thank you!’

‘Staff are always helpful and quick to respond to queries and resolve them. I would highly recommend your company on the basis of my dealings with you since our Diocese moved to an online system’

‘I think that you are a great company providing a great service. The online forms are really easy to complete and the price is great considering we are volunteers’

‘Very pleased that a member of staff contacted me to make sure I had ticked the correct boxes for a particular application. Most grateful!’

‘The checks are turned around far quicker than the previous Disclosure Scotland process that was used and using the online system we are able to do the basic clearance checks on personnel without any delay.’

‘We’ve been using APCS for several years for our DBS checks and have always found the service to be very efficient and it’s a lot more user friendly than other checking services that I’ve used in the past. We’ve recently had to apply for DBS for new Trustees and I received a very quick and clear reply to my query as to the type of DBS that was needed’

‘Thanks again for your patience and also great service throughout. Really great and efficient DBS service who I would recommend to other production companies’