- What are Disclosures?
- What are the different levels of CRB check and what will it tell me?
- How long do Disclosures last?
- How long do Disclosures take to get?
- What are the legal aspects of CRB checks?
Changes to the CRB
- Vetting & Barring Scheme
- ISA Registration (Scrapped)
- Proposed changes to Disclosures (from 2013)
- Information on the new Disclosure and Barring Service
PVG Scheme in Scotland
Can I use Disclosures and what are the rules?
- Why use CRB & SCRO Disclosures
- Who must request a Disclosure
- Who can request a Disclosure
- Who should only request a Basic Disclosure and why
Other Disclosure guidance
CRB Checks & DBS Checks
Please note the Criminal Records Bureau is changing its name to the Disclosure and Barring Service. As of 1st December CRB Checks will be known as DBS Checks. See the Home Office website for more information.
Disclosure And Barring Service (DBS) - December 2012
As of December 1st 2012, the Criminal Records Bureau will change its name to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The new organisation is the result of a merger between the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) and the CRB. The changes will be mostly cosmetic, and our new DBS Check service, and the services of the new DBS, will be continuous with the current services. For more information, please visit our Online Blog, or call us to find out more. More information on DBS Checks is also available on the CRB site.
Welcome to Due Diligence Checking Ltd. We are a registered commercial umbrella body for the Criminal Records Bureau and Disclosure Scotland. We offer CRB and DBS checks (Disclosures) for organisations and employers.
We currently work on behalf of over 5000 client organisations. Our clients come from the Government, education and healthcare sectors, voluntary organisations and business at all levels.
We process over 3000 applications per month for CRB/DBS checks and PVG Scheme membership/updates.
Please note we cannot process checks for individuals solely at their own request.
DBS checks at the Standard and Enhanced level can be sought for any roles that are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974).
These include roles where the individual will be working with children or vulnerable adults; or on premises where children or vulnerable adults are present such as schools or care homes. Other eligible roles may include having access to records on children or vulnerable adults or FSA regulated financial roles that include giving investment advice. Basic checks can be requested for any role.
Secure CRB & DBS Checks
We recognise that the data that applicants must provide for a check is very sensitive and must be protected. DDC is registered under the Data Protection Act and we have been audited by the CRB/DBS to ensure our handling of applicant's identity data meets their stringent security requirements. The position being applied for will determine what level of Disclosure you will need. If you are unsure, our friendly and professional staff are available by phone and email to help guide you through your requirements. Our secure service takes the complexity out of applications.
We have two methods of application, the traditional paper form based application and our online crb check application. At DDC we acknowledge that this is extremely personal and sensitive information and all applications are securely stored in accordance with the CRB/DBS/SCRO Code of Practice and the Data Protection Act. Our process starts with a simple free registration, once this is completed we will telephone you to authenticate the registration details and confirm the application request. Please use the above links to access further information regarding CRB/DBS checks and disclosures. The link on the right hand side of the page will take you to commonly asked questions.