Profile Image Verifile
June 22, 2023
Blog Article Image

Verifile Empowers UK Employers with Swift and Reliable DBS Checks

We are pleased to share the latest insights into the performance of Verifile’s DBS checks, as well as important information from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding their processing times.
The DBS recently released their results for the financial year spanning from April 2022 to April 2023. It is worth noting that the demand for all DBS checks, including Enhanced applications that require referral to the Local Police Forces, experienced a significant surge, surpassing initial forecasts by over half a million applications. Despite this surge in volume, DBS has demonstrated commendable performance, with approximately 50% of all checks being issued within a swift 24-hour timeframe.
At Verifile, we are pleased to report that during the same period, an impressive 71% of all DBS checks processed by Verifile were completed within 24 hours, with Basic checks achieving an outstanding completion rate of 87%, Standard checks at 78%, and Enhanced checks at 46%.
Our commitment to efficiency and accuracy is further reflected in our average processing times for the year. Across all types of DBS checks, Verifile has achieved an average turnaround time of just 3.08 days. Basic checks have been completed in an exceptional average processing time of 0.61 days, while Standard checks have shown remarkable efficiency with an average of 1.03 days. Even Enhanced checks, which involve a more comprehensive review, were processed within an average time of 7.06 days.
For the month of April 2023, Verifile achieved remarkable results with Basic checks completed in an average processing time of just 0.4 days! To provide a comprehensive comparison of Verifile's performance against the overall market, we present the following table showcasing the processing times for April 2023:





0.4 days

0.9 days


1.1 days

1.6 days


8.21 days

12.5 days

These figures highlight the outstanding performance Verifile has achieved for its customers, with our processing times consistently outperforming the market averages. Despite the increased demand and challenges faced by the DBS, Verifile has remained dedicated to providing swift and reliable DBS checks, ensuring that UK employers can make informed hiring decisions quickly.
As an umbrella body, Verifile understands the importance of maintaining a strong collaboration with DBS and appreciates the measures they have taken to address delays, particularly for applications referred to the Police Forces. The steps taken by DBS, such as increasing funding to recruit additional staff, working closely with the forces, and implementing comprehensive training programs, aim to improve the overall processing times for Enhanced DBS checks.
We are proud to have consistently delivered exceptional results to our customers, demonstrating our commitment to efficiency and accuracy. Verifile continues to invest in our technology and resources to optimise our operations, ensuring that UK employers benefit from seamless and efficient DBS checking services.


Read More
Profile Image Verifile
June 8, 2023
Blog Article Image

Verifile Partners with CPC to Host a Webinar on Keeping Children Safe

At Verifile, we understand the paramount importance of safeguarding children in educational institutions. That's why we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) to bring you a comprehensive webinar on "Keeping children safe with the right background checks."

🗓️ Mark your calendars for the 5th of July at 12pm when the webinar will take place.

Don’t miss out, book your place by signing up here; https://loom.ly/TDpxXyg

We look forward to your active participation and a fruitful discussion during the webinar. Let's work together to create a safer environment for our children!

Read More