What Is A CRB Check?

If you apply for certain jobs such as teaching, care work and other positions (including voluntary work) where you may work with children or vulnerable adults, your prospective employer is required to check your police record through the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

Two types of check are available, a Standard Disclosure and an Enhanced Disclosure. A Standard Disclosure will reveal spent convictions, unspent convictions, cautions and warnings and an Enhanced Disclosure will reveal any other relevant information held locally by the police, such as a police warning.

CRB checks and gender identity

You may be asked to complete a CRB form and not want to disclose the name or gender identity you were assigned with at birth, if it is different from your current name or gender identity.