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Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) / Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) vetting of contract supplier staff

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From 1 December 2012, the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) is now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and CRB checks are now called DBS checks.  

DBS vetting for Contract / Suppliers

Wiltshire Council is a Registered Umbrella Body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau). We own and operate an online DBS Service that allows us to provide online Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking processes to other organisations and businesses, formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau checks.

There are lots of benefits of using our online DBS system these include;

  • Quick application process
  • Complete security of data
  • Faster turnaround times
  • The process and application status can be checked by applicants and evidence checkers
  • Efficient processing

If you are interested in having access to our online DBS checking system please email recruitment@wiltshire.gov.uk or telephone 01225 718040 for further information.

For more details about DBS checks, please visit the disclosure and barring service website or on www.gov.uk


There are three levels of CRB checks:

  • Standard
  • Enhanced
  • Volunteers

The level of clearance you require will depend on the type of work the applicant undertakes. The cost for the actual DBS check is set by the DBS. We will make a charge for administering the umbrella services which includes the continuation of the process after the form has been completed and submitted by yourself or the applicant, this includes the verification of the application, countersigning, validation and releasing the application for processing. It also includes unlimited access to telephone and email support from experienced staff members.


As an umbrella body we can process DBS applications on behalf of organisations. We are not able to offer this service to private individuals wishing to use the services of another individual, for more information on this subject, please visit disclosure and barring service website or contact the DBS or on www.gov.uk

Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: recruitment@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01225 718040 - Recruitment
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Last updated: 19 December 2016



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