Outsourced Criminal Record Checks
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Checks For Your Workforce
The type of criminal record checks you are able to undertake will depend on the nature of the position and the profession/industry within which your employees operate, as per the terms of the Exceptions Order under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
There are three levels of criminal record checks in the UK (Basic Disclosure, Standard Disclosure or Enhanced Disclosure) and our expert team is able to advise you on the appropriate level of disclosure for your candidates.Start Screening
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- expert knowledge and advice on appropriate level of UK and international criminal record checks
- an enhanced candidate experience by providing advice and support to
- candidates in relation to the information and documents required
- crosschecking of all documentation against supplied candidate data to ensure complete accuracy
- a highly trained team to handle all information in a sensitive manner
- online integration with the service provider which allows for fastest available turnaround times
- immediate communication of any adverse information
- rigorous quality control checks to ensure accuracy of final reports
UK Criminal Record Checks
This level of criminal record check can be performed for all employees regardless of their job role or function.
This check searches the Police National Computer for any convictions that are not considered spent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
The Basic Disclosure certificate will detail any unspent convictions or it will state there is nothing to disclose.
Basic Disclosure results are usually returned within 5-10 business days. However, this can vary depending on the service levels of the provider.
DBS Checks – Standard and Enhanced Disclosure
Standard and Enhanced Disclosures help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.
This level of criminal record check is only available for certain job roles and individuals must meet certain eligibility criteria as laid out by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The Standard Disclosure result provides information on convictions, both spent and unspent, together with details of cautions, reprimands or any final warnings on a person’s record.
Standard Disclosure results can be returned in as little as 3 -10 business days. However this can vary depending on service levels of the provider.
This level of criminal record check is only available for certain job roles typically those involving work with children and vulnerable adults and individuals must meet certain eligibility criteria as laid out by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The Enhanced Disclosure certificate provides information on convictions, both spent and unspent, together with details of cautions, reprimands or any final warnings on a person’s record and other police intelligence deemed relevant to particular roles.
Depending on the position applied for the Enhanced Disclosure will included a check of the DBS children barred list and adult barred list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure the candidate is not barred from working with children and vulnerable adults.
Criminal Record Checks
The processing time for a criminal record check in the UK can vary. Basic checks are typically processed within a few days, while Standard and Enhanced checks may take several weeks, depending on the complexity of the application and the information required.
In the UK, there are three levels of criminal record checks provided by the DBS: Basic, Standard, and Enhanced. The level required depends on the nature of the role and the level of contact with vulnerable individuals. The Basic check provides information on unspent convictions, while the Standard and Enhanced checks include both spent and unspent convictions, as well as other relevant information held by local police forces.
A criminal record check, also known as a background check or police check, is a process used to gather information about an individual’s criminal history. It involves accessing various databases and records to determine if a person has been convicted of any crimes or has a criminal record.
Criminal record checks are available to all employers, regardless of industry, to help them make informed recruitment decisions and limit any potential risk to their business/reputation by employing the wrong person.
It has become common place now for employers to carry out criminal record checks on both potential and existing employees, and for some industries it is a legal requirement.
Yes. We are able to conduct international criminal checks through best local methods and can provide you with advice and guidance on the different regulations and availability in each country.
While there is no set expiry date for a criminal record check, we always recommend that employers renew the criminal records check every 12 months. Many of our clients adopt annual screening as best practice and to mitigate any potential risks. This is of particular importance for any regulated industries.
We perform all level of UK Criminal Checks: Basic Disclosure, Standard Disclosure and Enhanced Disclosure, plus Enhanced Disclosure including barred lists.
These checks are processed electronically directly with the service provider, ensuring timely and accurate submission of data.
We can also perform international criminal record checks, where the option is available, and use the best local methods in each country.
We always inform you immediately about any adverse information we discover.
Criminal Record Checks
Our extensive global knowledge means we can provide you with advice on the availability of those international criminal checks meeting local regulations and compliance. The process, turnaround time and cost will vary between countries.
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