A dedicated umbrella body for Criminal Record Checks (CRBs) throughout the United Kingdom

We check, so you protect

We are a specialist Umbrella Body registered with the Disclosure & Barring Service for England and Wales, Access NI for those working in Northern Ireland, and Disclosure Scotland.

Our role is to provide access to Criminal Record Disclosure Services for any organisation that needs to use CRBs (Disclosures) as part of its recruitment or risk assessment procedures.

Standard and Enhanced Disclosures are available in England and Wales through the Disclosure & Barring Service, in Northern Ireland through Access NI and in Scotland through Disclosure Scotland.  Applications have to be countersigned by a Registered Body, such as First Standard.

DBS checks on-line: For Employers and Organisations requiring Standard or Enhanced CRB checks in England and Wales we now offer on on-line form completion service.  Click here for details

Northern Ireland: complete applications for Standard and Enhanced Disclosures on-line here

In Scotland, those working with vulnerable groups will need to register with the PVG Scheme. Applications are made by completing a paper Application Form, which First Standard will supply. Applications for Basic, Standard and Enhanced Disclosures can be submitted using the Police Act Disclosure Application forms available from First Standard.