This is processed by the Governing Body, Disclosure Scotland. Please do not be confused by their name, they process Basic Checks for all individuals living in the UK.
The Basic Disclosure shows any ‘unspent’ convictions and is the only level of criminal record check available for individuals to apply for.
Standard CRB Check
This searches the PNC (Police National Computer) for any cautions, warnings reprimands and convictions considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’
The standard check is not available to individuals and must be applied for by an employer on an employee’s behalf.
Enhanced CRB Check
The Enhanced CRB Check is the most in depth level of CRB Check and just like the Standard Check searches for all cautions, warnings, reprimands and convictions considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’. In addition, where relevant, the Enhanced CRB Check will also search the children and adults Barred Lists to check the applicant isn’t barred from working with these groups.
The applicant’s local police also have the opportunity to add any other relevant information which they hold on the applicant.
The Enhanced Check is also only available for employers to access for their staff, individuals cannot access this level.