Do you really know who you’re hiring? It’s not enough to check that candidates are who they say they are. To protect your business, your employees and your clients, you need to be confident that new recruits don’t pose any risks.
Being a Government Responsible Organisation criminal record check provider, you can trust us to help you recruit the right talent for the right job, with complete peace of mind.
Identify inconsistent or unfavourable information about candidates, so you can hire the perfect talent for the job and safeguard your business from losses.
Basic, standard and enhanced DBS checks
Meet compliance obligations
Make hiring decisions based on facts
Safeguard against potentially dangerous or fraudulent candidates
Reduce paperwork and admin
Protect your business from losses and reputational damage
Our basic, standard and enhanced DBS checks help you carry out the right level of screening for each particular role. Basic DBS checks list ‘spent’ convictions. Standard and enhanced checks highlight spent convictions, as well as cautions, reprimands and warnings. This information will help you decide whether a candidate poses any risks to your business if they are barred from particular roles.
Identify and sign up the best talent fast, at the touch of a button.
Screen large numbers of existing employees or candidates at once. Reduce manual processing and backlogs.
Carry out quick and simple background checks, including criminal record checks, before you hire.
Check whether the person you are going to employ has the right to work in the UK. Did you know that for every employee found not to have the right to work in the UK, you could be fined £20,000?
Criminal record checks are conducted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). An enhanced DBS check is one of the most rigorous checks it carries out and includes a thorough check of a person’s criminal history. This level of check is compulsory for people hoping to work with children and vulnerable adults. This is because the aim of the check is to make sure that people who pose risks to these groups are identified and prevented from taking on these roles.
An enhanced DBS check includes a standard check as well as any extra information held by local police that might be relevant to a person’s suitability for a particular role. A higher level of enhanced DBS check, known as an enhanced check with barred lists, identifies whether a person appears on an official list of individuals who are legally not allowed to work in a particular role.
Not all positions are eligible for an enhanced DBS check. Any role that involves regular contact with vulnerable groups will require one. It is also possible to carry out an enhanced check on applicants for taxi licences applications or roles in the Gambling Commission.
Different roles require different levels of criminal record check. A basic check highlights unspent convictions and conditional cautions. Employers can carry out a basic check for any kind of role. We are a registered with the DBS as a Responsible Organisation approved to submit basic checks through a web service. 1
Individuals can also request their own basic check online through the DBS website.
A standard check flags up any spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings. An enhanced check is a more thorough check of someone’s criminal record history. The procedure for requesting standard and enhanced checks depends on how many checks you need to conduct in a year. For fewer than 100 checks annually, you need to use an ‘umbrella body’. For more than 100 checks, you need to register with the DBS or use an umbrella body
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