Basic Disclosure Processing

A Basic Disclosure which is available to individuals or employers is a criminal record check, more commonly known as a CRB check or Basic CRB.   A Basic Disclosure checks an individuals’ criminal record and results in a certificate providing details of an applicant’s unspent convictions.  Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974  as outlined by the government employers are able to request details of an applicant’s unspent convictions from the applicant themselves and will be able to check on these via a Basic Disclosure.

If you are unsure on what level of criminal record check is right for you please click here for more information.

For details on exactly what documents are acceptable you can check our ‘Required Documents’ page.


You can process your Basic disclosure check in three different ways.

1.  Complete our online CRB application form below and attach your supporting documents online.

2.  Complete our online CRB application form below and skip the sections asking you to supply your supporting documents and send copies by post or fax.

3.  If you prefer to complete a paper application form please click on our Basic Disclosure application form to download and print our application form and send back to us with copies of your supporting documents by post or fax.  If you would like us to send you an application form or require more information please email us or call us on 01372 279276 lines are open from 9am – 9pm.




We are able to process Basic Disclosure applications completely online as applicants can submit all the information required in the form below and upload copies of the required supporting documents directly into the form. Two supporting documents are required for an application. One of these must be a document proving the applicants current address i.e. a utility bill, bank statement, benefit statement, driving licence, P45. The other document required is a form of ID, ideally a copy of the applicant’s passport or driving licence. These documents can also be sent to us in the post but please be aware that we cannot start your application until we have received all the information.


We process all Basic Disclosure applications on the day that they are submitted (provided they are done so before 5pm and do not contain any incorrect or missing information that needs to be clarified) which ensures the criminal record check is underway and completed as soon as possible. Once full payment has been received we will submit your Basic Disclosure and you will receive a payment receipt confirming payment and also showing a reference number which can be used for future correspondence.


Your certificate will be sent out by post to the current address you have supplied on your application form and this usually takes between 5-10 days (please allow an additional couple of days for postage).