A Criminal Record Check is now referred to as a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Criminal record checks UK
are now processed through the
Disclosure and Barring Service
and since this change, are commonly referred to as the
Aaron's Department's acts as an
DBS Umbrella body
for the Disclosure and Barring Service operating an online system
that enables employers to get a disclosure processed quicker than by paper forms. It is available
to Organisations or Charities that have personnel, who they are entitled by law to ask to
reveal their full criminal history (other than protected cautions and convictions), including
spent convictions, also known as asking “an exempted question”.
It's free to register
Registration with Aarons Department is free and can be completed in less than 15 minutes. Once registration is activated
you can quickly and easily add applicants and invite them to complete their own DBS application
forms online. We would encourage you to sign up, try our
DBS online check
and see why our Clients use us for their Criminal records checks.
We don't have a minimum amount of applications or tie you into using us with complicated contracts. Our Clients remain our
Clients year after year because we provide a quality fast service.
Our system provides built in error checking, this minimises the number of rejected applications. Once you or one of your
candidates complete an application it is automatically forwarded to one of our countersignatories
for review and then sent to the Disclosure and Barring Service the same day, via our
direct connection to the UK Government's Gateway.
Our inbuilt DBS tracking system allows you to monitor each Criminal Records Bureau Check and to easily see the stage that
each DBS application is at.
It is an important part of the recruitment process and is important to get it right. We have created a page to share a few
tricks of the trade with you
Reference Checking Tips
to try to help make sure you don't get caught out with fraudulent