5 Most Asked Questions About CRB Checks in October

We've answered the most popular questions we were asked in October.

If you can't find the answer to your questions here you could always check out our FAQ section. Or why not call our free helpline and speak to a friendly advisor on 01254 355688

1. Are you Disclosure Scotland?

Personnel Checks are not Disclosure Scotland. We are a registered Umbrella Body for Disclosure Scotland. We organise the process of completing Basic disclosure application forms for both individuals and organisations who wish to check their employees. We then send the application to Disclosure Scotland to carry out the search on the applicants background.

2. Are you the DBS head office?

Personnel Checks are not the DBS head office. We are an Umbrella Body for them the DBS. We organise DBS applications on behalf of organisations who wish to check their employees history on the Police database. These applications are then sent to the DBS to search the Police National Computer (PNC). If an organisation carries out less than 100 crb checks in a year, they must use an Umbrella Body like Personnel Checks to do this for them, they cannot go directly to the DBS.

3. How do I apply for a criminal record check?

To apply for a criminal record check you can either call us on 01254 355688 and apply over the phone, or you can buy the check/s on our website. If you’re unsure which level of check you’re looking for, call us or drop us an email and we’ll be able to give you some free advice.

4. What are the turnaround times for CRB Checks?

The turnaround time for a crb check can differ depending on the level. We aim to process  basic checks in between 10-14 days. The Standard and Enhanced DBS checks can vary from  as little as 24 hours up to a few months, but with our quick online system, 50% of our checks are returned within 24 hours.

5. When do CRB checks expire?

CRB Checks do not have an official expiry date. It is the responsibility of the employer to decide when they would like their staff’s checks to be renewed. Personnel Checks find that most organisations renew their employees CRB Checks after 1 year, although some renew after just 6 months.

Personnel Checks can manage your renewal process for you, we can remind you when your employees checks are due for renewal and organise the process. Leaving you with one less thing to worry about.


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