Use this tool to find out if you can apply for a DBS check (formerly a CRB check). You can only check someone’s criminal record if they’re applying for certain roles.

This tool only covers roles in England and Wales. Find out if you can get a check in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

If you’re applying for the role

You can’t get a check for yourself, but you can use this tool to see if your criminal record can be checked.

If your employer can’t check your record they may ask you to request a ‘basic disclosure’ instead.

Checking for a management role

Use this tool to see if you can check the staff they manage. If you can, you can request that same check for the manager.

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