Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
You may need to check someone’s criminal record if they apply:
- for certain jobs or voluntary work, for example working with children or in healthcare
- to foster or adopt a child.
Only employers and licensing bodies can request a DBS check. Job applicants can’t do a criminal records check on themselves. Instead, they can request a basic disclosure from Disclosure Scotland (you don’t have to be from Scotland to do this).
DBS customer services
Telephone: 0300 0200 190
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (9am to 5pm for appeals and disputes)
Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Find out about call charges
REMEMBER: A DBS only checks for existing criminal records, it does not mean a person is safe to work with children. Always check references and always remain 'professionally curious'.
> Safeguarding Statement to be used on adverts in Bromley.
See the Training Programme page for details of Safer Recruitment training available in Bromley.