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


Basic Disclosures are available in Northern Ireland and Scotland for individuals who will be able to choose to show it to employers (or anyone else).  A Basic CRB check reveals unspent convictions held on the Police National Computer.  They are not job-specific.

Standard Disclosures are suitable for a range of occupations, including FSA approved persons, solicitors and others involved in the administration of the law, those who handle explosives, and other positions where the employer has the right to know if an employee has a criminal record.  A Standard CRB will include details of convictions, including ‘spent’ convictions, and nationally held cautions, reprimands and final warnings.  Standard CRBs are not suitable for those working with vulnerable groups.

Enhanced Disclosures are specifically for those whose work, or voluntary occupation, involves a much greater degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults.  It applies to those who work in schools, hospitals or care homes and those providing training or support to such groups.  Enhanced CRBs include checks against the ISA Barred Lists to confirm that the individual is not barred from working with children or vulnerable adults.

In Scotland, Enhanced Disclosures for those working with children or vulnerable adults in Regulated positions have been replaced by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups [PVG] Scheme
Requests for Standard or Enhanced Disclosures and PVG Membership may only be submitted by approved Registered Bodies, such as First Standard Limited.