Frequently Asked Questions

What is a DBS check?

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), and works with the police to provide information that is held locally or on the police national computer about an individual’s criminal record. They are used to enable organisations to recruit suitable staff and make licensing decisions, and play an essential role in the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. There are 3 levels of checks: standard, enhanced without barred list, and enhanced with barred list. A DBS check can only be requested by an employer providing the individual meets the eligibility criteria set out by the DBS. A standard check searches the applicant's record for any spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings. An enhanced check will include that of a standard check plus any additional information held by local police that’s reasonably considered relevant to the role being applied for. An enhanced with barred list check is similar to the enhanced check, but includes a check of the DBS barred list, either children, vulnerable adults or both.

What is a Basic Check?

A Basic Check searches for any unspent criminal convictions and is available for individuals as well as organisations to obtain on their staff. A Basic Check is not job specific and can be requested by anybody. A Basic Check is obtained via Disclosure Scotland.

How do I request a check?

It couldn’t be easier! Please contact the Employmentcheck team on 03000 411115 or alternatively just complete our quick and easy contact form and someone will be in touch shortly.

Who do you provide services to?

We operate nationwide and we are growing! We currently support hundreds of customers and cater for all industries from councils and charities to commercial businesses.

Which service do I need?

Don’t worry! Contact our helpful Employmentcheck team today and we can offer support and guidance. Getting in touch couldn’t be easier; give us a call on 03000 411115 or alternatively just complete our quick and easy contact form and someone will be in touch shortly.

How do I sign up?

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