Information and resources available for criminal records in Wales.

Address of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in Wales:

DBS Customer Services,

PO Box 110,


L69 3JD.

Phone Number: 0870 90 90 223


The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority have incorporated into DBS, that is, Disclosure and Barring Service – the CRB checks are presently called DBS checks.

A DBS check is necessary for:

  • Guaranteed jobs or intended work like the functioning with children, or in healthcare.
  • Applying for adopting a child.
  • Accomplishment of a criminal record validation in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Usually, an employer is not allowed to ask a job applicants about previous convictions, but for jobs that require a DBS check, such regulations don’t apply and the employer can ask in these instances.

The DBS eligibility leadership lists mostly roles that are appropriate for a Disclosure and Barring Service check. On the other hand, the leadership isn’t inclusive, and you can speak to the DBS if you’re hesitant about any detail.

If you’re the person, who is being checked – ‘the applicant’ – the owner will give to you a form to fill up in and ask you to write down with your documents proving your uniqueness.

One more important thing for a seeker to know that one can’t accomplish criminal records verification on himself/herself.

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