Capita provides an online DBS check service (formerly known as CRB checks) using a state-of-the-art, online platform and also via established, paper based methods. Enquire now!
Our Online Disclosure service, known as e-Bulk, is quicker and simpler than the paper based service and provides you with significant cost savings. Case studies have shown savings in excess of 65% compared to the paper process.
Online DBS (CRB) Disclosures - e-Bulk
Capita's e-Bulk Disclosure software solution is a complete online Disclosure management solution that integrates with the Disclosure and Barring Service's own e-Bulk Interface.
Our software has been developed by experienced software developers who had previously worked on the CRB’s electronic interface and their online CRB tracking service. Our software has been fully tested and approved by the CRB (now the DBS).
e-Bulk has all the necessary functionality and is capable of handling any number of Disclosure Applications either using Capita as the Registered Body or, if you carry out more than 1,500 Disclosure checks each year, under licence to your organisation. NB. If the software is being used under licence it can be provided as a white label product if required.
Types of Disclosure
Capita offers two types of Criminal Records check; Standard and Enhanced. We also provide Basic Disclosures via Disclosure Scotland.
A Standard DBS Check contains details of all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings from the Police National Computer (PNC).
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA), (Exceptions) Order 1975 acts as the gateway for access to the criminal record checking service and lists those occupations, professions and positions considered to be exempt from the ROA provisions, designed to protect individuals from unnecessary disclosure of their spent conviction history.
Consideration of this order must be given before an organisation submits any DBS application form, in order to determine whether a relevant exempted question is being asked. The order allows for DBS check applications to be submitted to a standard level.
An Enhanced CRB check (now known as an Enhanced DBS check) is the highest level of criminal record check and is used for positions working with children and vulnerable adults. It will contain the same PNC information as the Standard check, but also includes a check of police records held locally and information held by the Independent Safeguarding Authority.
One list holds information on individuals who are unsuitable for working with children; the other on those who are unsuitable for working with vulnerable adults. Individuals placed on either list are not allowed to work with the relevant group. An individual can be on both lists.
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