Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) Check from £2.83


The Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) in 2012 to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

Aaron’s Department’s online CRB application service removes the printing and posting of standard CRB paper forms. This is not only more environmentally friendly but also significantly faster, allowing your applicants to get to work quicker.

Using encryption, every payment and application we receive is kept secure, ensuring the privacy and information security of all employers and their CRB applicants.

As we are an Officially Registered Umbrella Body, our online Criminal Record Bureau, designed for your ease of use, has direct access to the UK Government gateway.

We promise to process every CRB application we receive the same day*, resulting in the check being completed quicker, and the CRB Certificate getting returned promptly.


*All Criminal Record Bureau applications received before 4 pm are processed the same day.

Criminal Record Bureau Check Online Benefits

When you do CRB checks online with Aaron’s Department, you will benefit from the following:

Built-in Tracking System

Our system incorporates Our CRB system incorporates a built-in tracking service, and provides you with automatic email updates to help you keep track of the status of your application(s), showing which stage it is at.

No Contracts or Hidden Fees

There are no nasty shocks when you sign up with us! No registration fees or minimum checks are required – just use what you want, when you want.

Fast CRB Results

No matter the job role you need a CRB check for, you don’t have to wait around for it! We process and send all CRB checks the same day (when received before 4 pm).

Complete The CRB application Anywhere

No matter where the employer or applicant is, our CRB application system can be accessed wherever is most convenient.

Dedicated Customer Support

No matter your question, big or small, our experienced team will be happy to help! Simply give us a call, or drop an email, and we’ll help you however we can.

Affordable CBB Checks

Nobody should be overpaying for their CRB checks, especially when they play such a crucial role in safeguarding.
Our admin fees start from as little as £2.83.

More Benefits of Our CRB Online System!

Our Criminal Record Bureau system is designed to make your life easier, with easy to navigate Criminal Record Bureau application forms and a built-in error checker. No longer do you have to worry about your application being rejected over a small mistake!

Aaron’s Department’s online system has a built-in CRB tracking service online feature, which keeps you up-to-date as your application moves through the stages.

When you register (for free) with Aaron’s Department, you will have full access to our fantastic support team. As we have been doing CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) checks for over 18 years, you can rest assured you and your application are in good hands.

Registration is fast and free, with no contracts to hold you down; just apply for as many CRB checks as you want. Any company, organisation, or charity can register, as long as they are eligible to as an exempted question.

Free Registration

We offer fast free registration, no contract and free guidance and support from our highly trained DBS/CRB check specialists. Registering is open to any company or charity eligible to ask “an exempted question”.

What is an Exempted Question?

An exempted question is a valid request for a person to reveal their full criminal history, including spent convictions.

Aaron’s Department’s online service is only available to a company or charity that as laid down in The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 is entitled to ask an individual to reveal their full criminal history, including spent convictions also known as asking an exempted question.

An exempted question applies when the individual will be working in specific occupations, for certain licences and specified positions.

What Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) Checks Can An Employer Apply For?

Basic CRB Check

A basic CRB check contains a list of unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings recorded on Police central records.

Standard CRB Check

A standard CRB check contains a list of spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings recorded on Police central records.

Enhanced CRB Check

Like the previous two, an enhanced CRB check contains a list of spent and unspent convictions. In addition, any information held locally by Police forces that is considered relevant will be included. When applying for an Enhanced check, it is also possible to apply for a Children’s Barred List check and an Adult’s Barred List check.

Children’s Barred List Check

This is a list containing individuals who are barred from working with children. It is illegal to work with children, or employ someone to, when they are on the Children’s Barred List.It can only be requested if the prospective candidate will be working in regulated activity or frequently unsupervised with children in their role.

Adult’s Barred List Check

The Adult’s Barred List check contains a list of individuals who are not allowed to work with vulnerable adults. It is illegal to work with vulnerable adults, or employ someone to, if they are on this list.When applying for an Adult’s Barred List check, it is possible to apply for an Adult First check. Doing so allows the applicant to work with vulnerable adults, usually within 48 hours, under supervision, until the full check is completed.

What is a CRB Check?

A CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) check is a criminal record check usually carried out by employers or organisations on potential and current staff to make informed recruitment decisions, and in some cases to see whether the individual can work with vulnerable adults and children.

They can also be carried out on the likes of volunteers, foster carers and adoption applicants – anywhere where a criminal history could be important to know about.

Does Having a Criminal Record on a CRB Check Stop You Getting a Job?

Having a criminal record does not automatically stop someone from getting a job if the conviction wouldn’t affect the role applied for.

How Much is a CRB Check?

The CRB check price depends on two factors: the type of check you need, and where you buy it from!

Below we have included the prices of Criminal Record Bureau checks at Aaron’s Department.

How Much Does A Basic CRB Check Cost?

At Aaron’s Department, a Basic Criminal Record Bureau check costs from £18 (Gov. fee) + as little as £4.95 (admin fee) = £22.95.

This admin fee can also be reduced to as little as £2.83 when you take advantage of our Free Admin Credit Scheme.


How Much Does A Standard CRB Check Cost?

A Standard Criminal Record Bureau check from us costs £18 (Gov. fee) + £7.95 (admin fee), a total of £25.95. This admin fee can also be reduced to as little as £4.54 when you take advantage of our Free Admin Credit Scheme.

How Much Does An Enhanced CRB Check Cost?

As the highest, and most detailed level of check, an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check costs £38 (Gov. fee) + £9.95 (admin fee), a total of £47.95. This admin fee can also be reduced to as little as £5.69 when you take advantage of our Free Admin Credit Scheme.

Sign up now for free, and start using our quick and easy service, backed by our fantastic support!

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