“The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions.”
It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
There are 3 levels of criminal record checks available. Basic Disclosure – (previously known as a Basic CRB) Standard DBS Check – (previously known as Standard CRB Check) Enhanced DBS Check – (previously known as Enhanced CRB Check) Basic Disclosure Basic Disclosures are the most common level of criminal record check and are available to anyone. The Basic Disclosure lists only convictions that are classed as unspent under the Rehabilition of Offenders Act 1974 (see here for more information on the Act and definitions of spent/unspent convictions). This legislation is intended to protect workers’ rights and ensure that they do not have to declare, nor will the employer be able to access, information on cautions or convictions that are classed as spent. It is therefore important that higher levels of criminal record checks (Standard DBS checks or Enhanced DBS checks) are not carried out if they are not necessary. Certain work and position are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as it is deemed that for certain kinds of work a fuller criminal record check is necessary, meaning that the Act does not apply and information on a person’s spent and unspent cautions and convictions should be accessible. The two levels of criminal record check that show both spent and unspent convictions are Standard DBS Checks and Enhanced DBS checks. Standard DBS checks Job roles which require a Standard DBS check are likely to be positions in the legal profession, financial services or the...
There are 3 levels of criminal record checks available. Basic Disclosure – (previously known as a Basic CRB) Standard DBS check – (previously known as Standard CRB Check) Enhanced DBS check – (previously known as Enhanced CRB Check) What is a Basic Disclosure? A Basic Disclosure contains details of convictions considered to be unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA) or shows that there are no such convictions. Who can apply for a Basic Disclosure? Anyone can apply for a Basic Disclosure. What are the Costs? A Basic Disclosure is £41.80 What is a Standard DBS check and who can apply for it? A Standard Disclosure contains details of any convictions considered to be spent/unspent. The roles which you might need a Standard DBS check will involve positions involved in the Legal Profession, Financial Services, Security Industry. Types of positions can be Traffic Wardens, Veterinary surgeons, Accountants, Financial Advisor etc. What are the Costs for a Standard DBS check? A Standard DBS check is £52.34. What is an Enhanced DBS check and who can apply for it? A Enhanced DBS check contains details of any convictions considered to be spent/unspent. Enhanced DBS checks are for positions which involve regular contact with children or vulnerable adults. Enhanced DBS checks are for positions which involve working in a regulated activity and come into contact with either children or vulnerable adults. Types of positions can be roles involved in Schools, Childcare premises, Children’s...
Ebulk for Employers Our online ebulk disclosure enables employers to apply for Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks through our online application process. Using our ebulk service for Standard or Enhanced DBS checks is simple and straightforward. It does not involve any sign up/ registration fees and the prices quoted below for Standard and Enhanced DBS checks are inclusive of all service charges and VAT. The ebulk system we use allows for DBS applications to be processed much more quickly, avoiding unnecessary delays at any point in the process. Checks are generally underway within a few hours of us receiving the application, and on average both levels of DBS checks are completed in less than five days. Due to the DBS Check process it is not possible to guarantee turnaround times, but over 80% of applications that we process are completed within five days. Maximum turnaround times are four weeks, although applications taking this long through our ebulk system are rare. To use our ebulk service for Standard and Enhanced DBS checks, you must ensure that you are obtaining the correct level of check for your staff/applicants. Some guidance and information on the different levels of checks is available on our website. If you are likely to be processing more than ten checks through us and you would like to use paper application forms as opposed to our online application form then we offer the option of having applications sent through to you...
Online Application Form 5 Mins Process
Average Turnaround 3 – 10 working days
A Basic Disclosure is a criminal record check, more commonly known as a CRB check or Basic CRB. A Basic Disclosure checks an individuals’ criminal record and results in a certificate providing details of an applicant’s unspent convictions. Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as outlined by the government this level of criminal record check is available to any individual or employers. This is the most commonly required level of criminal record check and should be the level you are requesting if the Standard and Enhanced requirements do not apply to you.
For our 3 step guide to getting your Online CRB application underway in minutes either online or with a paper application form just click here to be taken to our Basic Disclosure page or call us on 01372 279 276 for more information. Lines are open from 9am to 5.00pm.
Standard DBS Checks show details of both a candidate’s unspent and spent convictions as well as any cautions received. As the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 protects applicants from having to disclose details of spent cautions and convictions unless they are applying for a position that is exempt from the act, we recommend that anyone wishing to obtain a Standard DBS ensures that the position applied for allows for a Standard DBS – such positions include those involved in the legal system, licencing, health services, police, prisons or positions with financial control.
For our 2 step guide to getting your Online DBS application underway in minutes just click here to be taken to our Standard DBS page or call us on 01372 279 276 for more information. Lines are open from 9am to 5.00pm.
Enhanced DBS checks are essential for applicants who will be working with children or vulnerable adults as depending on an individual’s criminal record history they may be unsuitable for such positions. An Enhanced DBS check covers both spent and unspent convictions, a Barred List check (which checks if an individual is on a list of people barred from working with children or vulnerable adults), as well as any other information that the police hold on the individual that they feel it is relevant to disclose.
For our 2 step guide to getting your Online DBS application underway in minutes just click here to be taken to our Enhanced DBS page or call us on 01372 279 276 for more information. Lines are open from 9am to 5.00pm.
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