What is a CRB Check?
What is a CRB Check? A CRB check (Criminal Records Bureau check) was a type of criminal background check conducted by the UK government, but in 2012, CRB checks were replaced by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks and DBS checks are functionally identical – it’s just a name change for all practical purposes.
Their job is to provide employers with information about an individual’s past criminal convictions or cautions. This helps them make informed decisions about employment or other activities that involve working with vulnerable individuals, such as patients, children, or elderly individuals.
What Is A CRB Check? Types of CRB Check?
Just like the three levels of DBS check, there were three kinds of CRB check. These were:
- Basic CRB check: This check provided details of an individual’s unspent convictions.
- Standard CRB check: This check provided details of an individual’s spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings.
- Enhanced CRB check: This check provided the same level of detail as a Standard check, plus any additional information held by local police forces that is considered relevant to the position being applied for.
These checks’ up-to-date DBS replacements have the same name and function, just with CRB changed to DBS.
What Is A CRB Check? What Does Aaron’s Department Have to do With CRB Checks?
Aaron’s Department is an Umbrella Body, an organisation registered with the DBS that helps employers get DBS/CRB checks for their staff.
Our online checking service spots application mistakes as they’re being made, saving you time and money by reducing the chances your applications are rejected.
We also fast-track every single application we receive, making sure you get your results as fast as possible.
For more information, check out the rest of our site, or contact us at email@example.com. We’re happy to help you with any questions you may have.