Criminal Records Bureau

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) helps employers in England and Wales make safer recruitment decisions. A number of roles, especially those involving children or vulnerable adults, are entitled to a criminal record check.

Our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to support organisations recruiting people into positions of trust.


If you are an individual who has been asked to apply for a CRB check you can find information about the process and what you need to do on the Directgov website.


If you are an organisation who carries out CRB checks, or are considering registering with the CRB, our pages on Business Link provide clear guidance on how to access our services and your role in the process. 

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