CRB/DBS Checks (or Disclosures as they are now called), by definition, are the act of checking the criminal past of an applicant. We know how important it is for employers to take these necessary steps in order to keep people safe.

Enhanced Disclosure:

What does an Enhanced check provide me with?
This level of check involves an additional level of check to those carried out for the Standard Disclosure – a check on local police records.

Who is this level of Disclosure appropriate for?
Enhanced Disclosures are for employment positions involving a far greater degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults. In general, the type of work will involve regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of such people. It is also available in certain licensing purposes and judicial appointments.

Who provides this level of Disclosure?
This level of Disclosure is provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service located in England who check the Police National Computer of England and Wales.

Anything else I should know?
Exceptionally, and in a very small number of circumstances (typically to protect the integrity of current police investigations), additional information may be conveyed to the Organisation requesting the Disclosure, which should not be revealed to the applicant.

Standard Disclosure:

What does a Standard check provide me with?
A Standard Disclosure checks against convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings. The most relevant convictions in Scotland and Northern Ireland may also be included.

Who is this level of Disclosure appropriate for?
Standard Disclosures are for people entering professions including or similar to the legal and accountancy professions. They are also suitable for applicants who are in contact with children and vulnerable adults but are not providing care etc – for example a Heath Centre Receptionist.

Who provides this level of Disclosure?
This level of Disclosure is provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service located in England who check against the Police National Computer of England and Wales.

Anything else I should know?
Standard checks no longer include a check of the old or new Barred Lists from 12th October 2009, therefore if you are working or volunteering with children or vulnerable adults, you may now be entitled to an Enhanced DBS/CRB check.

Basic Disclosure:

What does a Basic check provide me with?
It is a basic pre-employment check for companies that choose to do so. It contains details of convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or states that there are no such convictions.

Who is this level of Disclosure appropriate for?
Employers and volunteering Organisations are entitled to ask prospective employees / volunteers to obtain a Basic Disclosure as a pre-employment check. This is the appropriate level of Disclosure for individuals, self employed people, or people making a visa application or a personal liquor license application. This check is not job-specific or job related and may be used more than once.

Who provides this level of Disclosure?
It is provided by Disclosure Scotland and we use this check because DBS/CRB do not offer one.

Anything else I should know?
This is NOT a suitable Disclosure for people being screened to work with children or vulnerable adults.

Questions?
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