The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions.

It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)




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.





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. offers a high quality, professional and cost effective CRB Checking service