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| Criminal Record Checks
July 11, 2019
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Scottish PVG Scheme Set to Change

After running an extensive public consultation process last year, a new Disclosure (Scotland) Bill is proposing radical changes to the law relating to the disclosure of criminal history in Scotland and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

Among the proposed changes, we note the following:

  • The PVG scheme will become mandatory for anyone working with children and vulnerable people.
  • The existing lifetime membership in the PVG Scheme will be replaced with a renewable five-year membership.
  • Automatic disclosure of minor criminal offences committed by young persons will end, and decisions whether or not to disclose such offences will be taken on a case by case basis.
  • The whole disclosure system will be simplified, reducing the number of different checks available from ten to four.
  • There are also different proposals to change the fees for Scottish checks which have not yet been finalised.

This week our CEO, Eyal, along with other lead signatories of Registered Bodies and Regulators will discuss the impact of these changes at the “future of legislation underpinning the Protection of Vulnerable Groups and the Disclosure of Criminal Information” conference in Edinburgh

Please check our social media for updates on the event. We will, of course, keep you fully informed as further legislation changes unfold.

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| Credit and Financial Checks | Criminal Record Checks
July 8, 2019
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International Product Changes

We have made the following changes to our international product offering:

  • Falkland Islands Police Clearance Certificate: Now available in the Falkland Islands is a Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Russia Extended Credit Check: We now offer an additional type of credit report from Russia. The new Russia Extended Credit Check provides a detailed financial history of a candidate’s Russian financial accounts such as bank accounts, credit cards, mortgage, personal loans etc. and confirms the current amount of debt, monthly payments and payment defaults. The original Russia Credit Check, which we have provided for some time, has now been re-named as a Russia Negative Tax Records Check to reflect the scope of this check better.
  • Australia Search: Our search establishes whether the candidate has been banned or disqualified by either the Australian Securities & Investments Commission or the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. The search will also identify if either of these regulators have accepted an enforceable undertaking against the candidate in relation to matters they oversee.

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| Public Sector
July 3, 2019
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Verifile has successfully been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 11 framework and is now a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supplier

We’re delighted to announce that Verifile has successfully been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 11 framework and is now an approved Crown Commercial Service supplier for cloud services. Already a supplier of choice for many Government departments and public sector organisations, this award emphasises our commitment to delivering cloud-based services to public sector organisations in the UK.

G-Cloud is the UK Government’s procurement framework for cloud-based services. The framework is used to procure cloud-based software and support services via the online Digital Marketplace by organisations across the UK public sector including central and local government, health and education providers, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit.

Verifile’s cloud-based DBS checks and global background screening services are now available on the Digital Marketplace to all public sector organisations.

Suppliers on the Digital Marketplace such as Verifile are carefully evaluated during the tender process, and pre-agreed terms and conditions offer buyers sound contractual safeguards. The G-Cloud framework is EU compliant and saves customers time and money when buying cloud-based services.

“By being part of the G-Cloud framework and the Digital Marketplace, Verifile extends its quality background screening services to all central government, local authorities and public bodies. The framework makes it incredibly quick and easy for the public sector to source our global employment screening services, from identity, DBS and driver checks to references and Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
.” said Eyal Ben Cohen, Verifile’s CEO.

At Verifile, we’re obsessed about quality. We often use the word ‘quality’ in relation to the data sources we use. However, our insistence on guaranteeing quality extends further still; to the way we run our business. We hold three ISO certifications, Investors in People accreditation, Cyber Essential Plus certification, National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Gold certification and we also won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise this year.

You can find out more about G-Cloud and Verifile’s full range of services by viewing our listing on the new Digital Marketplace, or you can contact us directly by email or tel 01234 60 80 90. To view our public sector offering visit our public sector page.

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