A Basic Disclosure which is available to individuals or employers 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 employers are able to request details of an applicant’s unspent convictions from the applicant themselves and will be able to check on these via a Basic Disclosure. Basic Disclosures are the most frequently requested criminal record checks as most jobs and positions are protected by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, meaning a Basic Disclosure is the only level of criminal record check available for people in those jobs and positions.
If you are unsure on what is the right level of criminal record check for you please click here for more information.
For details on exactly what documents are acceptable you can check our ‘Required Documents’ page.
To proceed to the Basic Disclosure application page (both online and printable forms available) please click here.