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eCRB Service
Room E1B
Essex County Council
County Hall

Telephone: 01245 438264 or 01245 434867

  Essex Disclosure Service

3 September 2013

 eCRB Service

Since April 2005, the number of organisations able to process their own criminal disclosure checks has been reduced, based on the number of applications they make annually. As a result, many smaller organisations now require a third party ‘umbrella’ company to carry out the checks on their behalf.
As a registered umbrella body, licensed by the DBS, eCRB is able to manage the disclosure process on behalf of companies.
eCRB provides a one-stop solution to the disclosure needs of companies across all business sectors, providing insight into the different types of check and ensuring that checks carried out are appropriate for company needs.
Having entered into a contractual relationship with companies, eCRB calculates the fees required and processes them on a monthly basis, streamlining the checking and invoicing process for businesses of all sizes.

Disclosure checks for foreign workers

Please visit the Home Office website if you're interested in:
  •  information on countries with a recognised procedure for obtaining criminal records of its citizens
  • confirming the existence and contents of an existing criminal record of a potential employee
In many cases, the request for information must come from the employee.

eCRB helpline

The eCRB helpline is open Monday to Thursday from 8.30am – 5.30pm and Friday from 8.30am – 5pm.
As well as providing a range of guidance documents and information to help with the application process we also provide information specific to particular issues: