Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check

You can contact the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – formerly called the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) – on this phone number: 0300 0200 190.

If you’d rather contact the DBS customer service team by email, write to:

Until recently known as the Criminal Records Bureau, the Disclosure and Barring Service is the government-run service where employers can check up on their staff to see if they have any criminal convictions.