The Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) in 2012 to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
A DBS check is a criminal record check that is carried out by employers and/or organisations on potential, current, volunteer employees, foster carers, adoption applicants etc. This is done to check their eligibility to work, or be in contact, with children, vulnerable adults, or information sensitive environments.
Aaron's Department's online DBS, previously CRB, application service removes the printing and posting of standard paper forms. This is not only more environmentally friendly, but also significantly faster, allowing your applicants to get to work quicker.
Every application and payment are sent securely via encryption, ensuring your privacy and information security.
Our online Criminal Records Bureau, designed for your ease of use, has direct access to the UK Governments gateway. It is simple and easy to use and allows your DBS check, formerly known as a CRB Check, to be completed and a certificate returned quickly.
Benefits of Our CRB (Now DBS) Online System
Aaron's Department's CRB online system has a built-in tracking feature, which keeps you up-to-date as your application moves through the stages.
Our CRB system is designed to make your life easier, with easy to navigate application forms and a built-in error checker. No longer do you have to worry about your application being rejected over a small mistake!
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 and DBS 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/DBS checks as you want. Any company, organisation, or charity can register, as long as they are eligible to as an exempted question.
Our online CRB system has built in CRB Tracking. This enables you to log in at any stage of an application's process and see at exactly what stage the CRB check is at. This can prove invaluable when you need to get a new member of staff into work.
We offer fast free registration, no contract and free guidance and support from our highly trained DBS 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 Departments online service is only available to a company or charity who as laid down in The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 are 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.
The minimum age at which someone can be asked to apply for a criminal record check is 16 years old.
Types of CRB (Now DBS) Checks
Contains a list of unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings recorded on Police central records.
Contains a list of spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings recorded on Police central records.
Like the previous two, it 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 DBS check is completed.
The CRB is Now The DBS
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. A DBS check is a criminal record check carried out by employers or organisations on prospective applicants, current staff members, visitors, volunteers, prospective foster carers, adoption applicants etc. to check their eligibility to work with or be in contact with children or vulnerable adults.
Our online DBS application service removes the printing and posting of standard paper forms which is more environmentally friendly and also significantly speeds up the process, getting applicants into work quicker.
ll applications and payments are sent securely via encryption for privacy of information and security.