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CRB Checks | Complete Background Screening

Depending on the position or work placement of an individual will depend on the level of criminal check available. Currently the CRB produce two levels of checks; a Standard Disclosure and an Enhanced Disclosure.

Only the Enhanced level disclosure will check an individual’s suitability to work with vulnerable groups such as children.

A Standard level CRB check will detail every conviction (including spent convictions), caution, warning and reprimand which is recorded in central records, or it will state that there is no such information held.

An Enhanced level CRB check will detail all criminal information (as above) as well - any information which, in the opinion of a Chief Police Officer, might be relevant for the purpose and ought to be included in the certificate. Additionally this level of disclosure will provide clarification as to whether the applicant is banned from working with children or vulnerable adults.

CRB checks cannot be requested by individuals. However, it was the intention of the previous government to introduce a scheme called the ISA Vetting & Barring Scheme which would have enable individuals to register, therefore providing them with documentation confirming their suitability to work with vulnerable groups. However, this scheme is currently on hold as the Home Office wish to consider a more common sense approach to its implementation. All clients will be provided with updates of the scheme and changes in legislation through our usual methods of communication and newsletters.

Individuals requiring a criminal check on themselves, may wish to consider undertaking a basic criminal disclosure, which is often used for public licences and security positions abroad.

A Basic level disclosure will detail all criminal information considered non-spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or state that there are no such convictions. To order this level of check please click on the following link: www.cbscreening.com/basic-disclosure

Online CRB Checks

Many organisations process CRB checks using the old paper based methods which can be a very timely and expensive process. Following successful registration with our organisation, you will be provided with instant access to our online solution, allowing you to begin submitting, processing, tracking and receiving CRB Disclosures.

There are two different types of CRB checks; Standard Disclosure & Enhanced Disclosure. CRB checks can only be requested by the employer or the organisation an applicant works for. Individuals requiring criminal checks on themselves can undertake a basic criminal check, which can be ordered via our website.

Organisations can register for Standard and Enhanced CRB checks online and provide us with all relevant information. We will then contact you to complete the registration process

Basic Disclosure

A Basic level disclosure will detail all criminal information considered non-spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or state that there are no such convictions.
Basic Disclosure

Standard CRB Check

Details of every conviction (including spent convictions), caution, warning and reprimand which is recorded in central records.
Standard CRB Check

Enhanced CRB Check

The prescribed details of every conviction (including a spent conviction), caution, warning and reprimand which is recorded in central records, and...
Enhanced CRB Check

Basic Disclosure

A Basic level disclosure will detail all criminal information considered non-spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or state that there are no such convictions.

Standard CRB Check

A Standard level disclosure is a criminal record certificate as defined under Section 13(3) of the Police Act 1997). It will give:

Details of every conviction (including spent convictions), caution, warning and reprimand which is recorded in central records.

Enhanced CRB check

Enhanced Disclosure (as defined under Section 115(6) of the Police Act 1997). It will give:

The prescribed details of every conviction (including a spent conviction), caution, warning and reprimand which is recorded in central records, and...
  • any information which, in the opinion of a chief officer, might be relevant for the purpose and ought to be included in the certificate, or it will...
  • state that there is no such matter or information, and where appropriate...
  • details of whether the applicant is banned from working with children or vulnerable adult.
Basic disclosures can be ordered online. You can register for Standard and Enhanced CRB checks online and provide us with all relevant information. We will then contact you to complete the application.

Instant clearance

Adult First check

Adult First Check (previously referred to as a Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) list).

Many organisations and employers that require Disclosures are often unable to wait for the Disclosure process to be finalised and the certificate received. Adult first checks allow an employer to gain access to a list which details any individuals who are deemed unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults. By gaining access to this information, an organisation may choose to employ an individual subject to receipt of the completed Disclosure. Using our online solution, ISA Adult first checks can be returned on the same day of request.

This service can only be requested in conjunction with a completed CRB application form and only requested once the form has been received by the Criminal Record Bureau.

List 99 Checks

Many organisations and employers that require CRB Disclosures are often unable to wait for the CRB Disclosure process to be finalised and the certificate received before employing. The 'List 99' allows an employer to gain access to information detailing individuals who are banned or deemed unsuitable to be working with children. By gaining access to this information, an organisation may choose to employ an individual subject to receipt of the completed Disclosure.

For more information about the List 99 and the Department for Children Schools and Families, please visit the website http://www.dscf.gov.uk

(Please note that the above service is not available for Basic or Standard Disclosures)

Costs

CBS charge no registration or monthly fees. Our services are access on a pay as you use basis:

Administration costs for processing Criminal Disclosures: £6-13

The administration charge applies to disclosures only, not to the adult first check or list 99 check. The administration cost is charged in additional to the following cost:
Service Cost
Basic Disclosure £25
Standard Disclosure £26.00
Enhanced Disclosure £44.00
CRB Disclosures for volunteers £0.00
Adult First check £10.00 (including CRB fee)
List 99 £7

The following credit cards are accepted by Complete Background Screening for telephone or online orders. payment options
We do not accept American Express.

How to register to access criminal checks

In order to gain access to criminal checks with CBS, please contact us on 01443 799900. Depending on your requirements we will issue you with CRB application forms or user log-in details to our on-line CRB checking process system, subject to registration criteria.

How long will the process take?

Accessing CRB checks through our online processing system can return Standard & Enhanced level CRB checks in as little as one week.

The paper-based method processing times are as follows, once the information has been received by CBS:

Basic Disclosure: 10 working days

Standard CRB Disclosure: 2 -10 working days

Enhanced CRB Disclosure: 1 - 6 weeks

Checking Overseas

CBS are able to provide criminal record checks from many countries around the world. These types of checks can be used for Visa or employment purposes.

Costs and timescales for completion vary depending on the country from which we have requested information, however, most criminal checks are completed within two weeks and returned electronically.

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