About Us

Devon County Council's Safer Recruitment Service is a registered Umbrella Body with the Disclosure & Barring Service. This enables the department to provide services not only to Devon County Council, but also to external organisations. Devon County Council currently has in excess of 800 registered external customers, including 200 academies and would welcome organisations, contractors, charities, medical & dental practices, voluntary organisations, CIC projects, independent schools and academies who require a safe recruitment service, to use our service.

Why Choose Devon County Council?

The Safer Recruitment Service is part of Devon County Council’s HR service which has been providing support to employers for over 35 years. We provide a focused and reliable service, and are continuously improving so that as our customers’ needs change and develop, we do too. This ensures that we continue to provide the services you need.

The Safer Recruitment Service offers a comprehensive and efficient service and is well known for its professionalism and friendly approach. Our team provides a wealth of experience and knowledge to the department from varying backgrounds.

The department also offers a range of vetting checks, dedicated helpline, training and information to our customers, together with regular communication updates on changes and new initiatives.

How to Register as a new customer


If you would like to register to use our service, please email your request to:


Or post to;
Safer Recruitment Service
Devon County Council HR ONE
Great Moor House
Bittern Road

For further information on safer recruitment checks please contact the Safer Recruitment Service email us at 
disclose@devon.gov.uk or call on 01392 383266