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 are 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 Records Bureau, designed for your ease of use, has direct access to the UK Governments’ 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 CRB applications received before 4pm are processed the same day.
CRB Check Online Benefits
When you do CRB checks online with Aaron’s Department, you will benefit from the following:
More Benefits of Our CRB Online System!
Our CRB system is designed to make your life easier, with easy to navigate CRB 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 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.
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 Department’s 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.
What CRB Checks Can An Employer Apply For?
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.
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.
What is a CRB Check?
A CRB 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.
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged in 2012 to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Basically, CRB checks are DBS checks, but there are some slight differences.
You can read more about what are CRB checks on our blog, which you can find here.
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. You can read more about this on our dedicated page.
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 a CRB check at Aaron’s Department.
How Much Does A Basic CRB Check Cost?
At Aaron’s Department, a Basic CRB from costs £23 (Gov. fee) + £6.75 (admin fee) = £29.95. The admin fee can also be reduced to as little as £3.97 when you take advantage of our Free Admin Credit Scheme.
How Much Does A Standard CRB Check Cost?
A Standard CRB from us costs £23 (Gov. fee) + £6.95 (admin fee), a total of £29.95. This admin fee can also be reduced to as little as £3.97 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 CRB costs £40 (Gov. fee) + £6.95 (admin fee), a total of £49.95. This admin fee can also be reduced to as little as £3.97 when you take advantage of our Free Admin Credit Scheme.