28,800

DBS and other vetting checks processed per annum

15 mins

Our quickest turnaround time to-date for a Basic DBS Check

98 %

of clients would recommend us

What is a Basic DBS Check?

A Basic DBS Check is a background check that looks into a person’s criminal history, including unspent cautions, warnings, reprimands and convictions. There are no restrictions on industry or sector and they’re available to anyone for any purpose.

Basic DBS Checks provide certificates that contain these details under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. However, under the terms of the Act, some eligible convictions or cautions become ‘spent’ after a specified period of time and aren’t eligible to be disclosed.

 

Eligibility for Basic DBS Checks

Anyone can apply for Basic DBS Checks. For example, an employer can apply for a check on current employees or prospective employees during the recruitment process.

People working with vulnerable groups or children have higher compliance needs and do therefore need a more advanced check, such as a Standard or Enhanced DBS Check.

Contact us if you’re unsure about the level of check needed for a job. We’re here to support you and provide expert advice.

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Benefits of managing your Basic DBS Checks with us

Carrying out employment screening is important for safeguarding. We help you save time, money and resources. You’ll also enjoy a range of other benefits:

Safety
Make safer recruitment decisions and vet staff to a higher standard.

Trust
Build trust in your organisation and amongst your community.

Reassurance
Receive accurate reports and have peace of mind in your recruitment decisions.

Efficiency
Meet your resource demands with our fast-track vetting system.

Retention
Increase staff retention by appointing the right people in the right places.

Compliance
Receive advice to perform the right level of check and meet industry standards.

Our process

Our process is accessible and straightforward thanks to our bespoke system. As an Umbrella Body of the DBS, we provide a reliable and efficient service that can be tailored to your needs.

We go above and beyond to provide first-class customer care, and one-to-one expert advice is available every step of the way from our dedicated and accredited team.

1

Easy and free registration

You can set up an account in a matter of minutes, submit applications on our user-friendly portal and manage checks on your dashboard.

2

Applying for checks

To ensure efficiency, our team will use their expertise to check your applications. We will make sure the information is accurate and valid.

3

Receive your results

You will be notified when the results are ready. Our fast turnaround provides confirmation of your checks and peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Volume-based pricing is available if you apply for Basic DBS Checks with us. All of the prices on our website include VAT and fees, so there are no surprises or hidden costs.

Basic DBS Checks can be obtained for anyone; whereas Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks can only be obtained for certain roles.

If you’ve checked the DBS eligibility criteria and you’re still unsure, contact us and we will be on hand to help. We can give you expert advice on guidance so you apply for the DBS Check you need.

The minimum age for a DBS Check is 16 years old.

There’s no expiry date for a DBS Certificate. However, the DBS suggest a renewal is carried out every three years. In some cases, that can differ according to an employer’s best practice or regulations set by external regulators.

Supporting services

Our additional services can be used alongside Basic DBS Checks to provide comprehensive compliance and peace of mind.

Make every check count

Keep your organisation and people safe with our independent and verified checks.

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