Are You An Individual looking to obtain a Basic Criminal Record Check for yourself?
A Basic Disclosure is a Criminal Record Certificate and is carried out by the Government organisations Disclosure Scotland and the DBS. As an individual, this is the only level of check of available to you.
The basic check is a certificate which will show any unspent criminal convictions. The certificate will belong to you and it will be your responsibility to show on request.
Why can I only have a Basic Check?
Standard and Enhanced DBS (CRB) Checks are only available for organisations to apply for on behalf of their employees/contractors .
This is stipulated by the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service). Therefore under no circumstances can any DBS (CRB) Checking company organise a standard or enhanced criminal record check for an individual.
Please note that Criminal Records Services do not provide criminal record checks for individuals and only deal with UK based companies.
For information on obtaining a Basic check you can contact,
Disclosure Scotland – www.mygov.scot/disclosure or 03000 200 040
DBS – www.gov.uk/DBS or 03000 200 190