Criminal Record Checks – DBS – formerly CRB

Make criminal record checks a standard part of your overall pre-employment assessment and protect your business from the inside out.

About Criminal Record Checks

At Experian, our background checking service offers full criminal record checking and is registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) – and Disclosure Scotland.

We’ll keep the process simple for you by managing the entire background checking procedure. From providing an authorised signature to initiate your request to following up contacts, we’ll ensure your application is processed quickly. By outsourcing your Criminal Record Checks, it means you can concentrate on recruiting the right candidate for the job, while we complete the checks for you in a timely, cost-effective manner.

What types of criminal record checks are there?

I want my own report

Online service includes

  • Basic Criminal Record Check
  • Identity Check
  • Adverse Financial Check
  • Only £54.99 incl. VAT

 



I am a business
I want 1-10 checks per year

Online service includes

  • Basic Criminal Record Check
  • Identity Check
  • Adverse Financial Check
  • Only £54.99 incl. VAT


I am a business
I want 11+ checks per year

Managed service includes

  • Basic, standard or enhanced Criminal Record Checks
  • Identity Check
  • Adverse Financial Checks
  • Validation Checks
  • Reference Checks
  • Contact us for bespoke service and pricing
Note: Not all employment positions are eligible for a Standard or Enhanced DBS Check. To check the DBS Eligibility Guidance please click here.

Getting employees verified. We’ll keep it quick and simple.

Whoever you’re looking to employ, we’ll help you obtain the correct level of criminal record check and help you understand your responsibilities when accessing and using this information.

The need for criminal record checks is well-known by those working in restricted sectors, with mandatory checks being in place for anyone working with children or vulnerable adults, as well as candidates applying for positions involving access to sensitive data. However, employers currently only screening for permanent or senior positions could reduce risk with the introduction of extensive screening for candidates.

Turnaround Time

Two to four weeks is the typical UK turnaround for a criminal record check and we’ll handle every stage of the process for you. At the end of the process, you’ll receive a concise, accessible report, giving you more confidence when it comes to making recruitment decisions.