You can choose from a wide range of checks, to suit each particular candidate and vacancy.

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Criminal Record Checks

This check allows us to carry out a fast check of the DBS Adults' Barred List, something that can be done while waiting for the results of a DBS Enhanced Level check.

3-5 working days

The Standard level check (for individuals in England and Wales) provides details on all unspent and spent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings or states that there are no such convictions (subject to filtering rules).

5-15 working days

The Basic level check provides details of all unspent convictions for individuals in England and Wales.

5-15 working days

The Enhanced level check (for individuals in England and Wales) provides details on all unspent and spent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (subject to filtering rules) and will also check information held on an individual by the police.

5-15 working days

We'll check whether an individual has been involved in civil or criminal litigation.

1-2 working days

The Basic level check provides details of all unspent convictions for individuals in Northern Ireland.

5-15 working days

The Basic level check provides details of all unspent convictions for individuals in Scotland.

5-15 working days

The Enhanced level check (for individuals in Northern Ireland) provides details on all unspent and spent convictions, adult and juvenile cautions, informed warnings and other non-court disposals, information held by the Disclosure and Barring Service (for positions in regulated activity), and information held by the police that is relevant to the role applied.

5-15 working days

The Standard level check (for individuals in Northern Ireland) provides details on all unspent and spent convictions, adult and juvenile cautions, informed warnings and other non-court disposals.

5-15 working days

We'll apply to update the individual's registration with the Scottish Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.

5-15 working days

The Standard level check (for individuals in Scotland) provides details on all unspent and spent convictions, police cautions and information about whether an applicant is subject to notification requirements under the Sex Offenders Register.

5-15 working days

The Enhanced level check (for individuals in Scotland) provides details on all unspent and spent convictions, police cautions and information about whether an applicant is subject to notification requirements under the Sex Offenders Register.

5-15 working days

We'll check whether an individual appears on List 99, the register of men and women who are barred from working with children by the Department of Education and Skills.

1-2 working days

We'll apply to register the individual with the Scottish Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme, The individual will be accepted to the scheme if he or she is not barred from working with children or protected adults.

5-15 working days
Credit and Financial Checks

We'll establish whether an individual is - or ever was - a director or a company secretary of a company in the UK.

1-2 working days

Using civil court records, we'll check whether an individual has been involved in civil litigation.

1-2 working days

We'll establish an individual's financial status.

Instant

We'll establish an individual's financial status.

1-2 working days
Driving Record Checks

We'll run a check on an individual's car, establishing its MOT, car tax and insurance status.

1-2 working days

Liaising directly with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), we'll check that an individual holds a valid driving license and what vehicles they're entitled to drive.

10-15 working days

Liaising directly with the Northern Ireland Driver and Vehicle Agency, we'll check that an individual holds a valid driving licence and what vehicles they're entitled to drive.

5-15 working days
Fraud Checks

This is a search to see whether an individual appears on the Cifas database of employees known to have committed fraud in the workplace.

1-2 working days

This wide-ranging check establishes whether an individual's or company's name appears in association with anything from criminal activity and international sanctions through to regulatory penalties and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).

1-2 working days
Identity Verification Checks

We will check if candidate's personal details contained within the passport match the code on the machine-readable zone (MRZ), as per ICAO standardisation, cross-check against a database of lost, stolen and compromised passports, and undertake a visual authenticity scan.

1-2 working days

We'll verify an individual's UK passport number with the Passport Office, using the individual's current name and address.

5-15 working days

Using our expert knowledge of Home Office rules, we will audit an individual's documents to verify their right to work in the UK.

1-2 working days

For the purposes of this check, we search various databases to confirm the accuracy of an individual's personal information.

1-2 working days

This report may include details of an individual's age, current and recent addresses, telephone numbers and property ownership as well as information on any insolvences, directorships,  County Court judgements, disqualifications and significant shareholdings.

1-2 working days

Using our expert knowledge of Home Office rules, we will check an individual's documents to verify their right to work in the UK (pending viewing of original documents by the client).

1-2 working days
Media Searches

Drawing on a global press database of over 20,000 news sources, we'll search for any appearances by an individual in the media, based on their name and the contents of their CV.

1-2 working days

We check to see whether an individual is a known animal rights activist.

1-2 working days

We'll undertake a check of an individual's conduct across various social media platforms.

1-2 working days

Using their current name and key words from their CV, we'll search for information on an individual in over 1000 search engines, including the 'invisible web'.

1-2 working days
Referencing and Verification Services

This check is intended to secure explanations of any gaps in an individual's activity history when they were neither employed or in full-time education.

On submission

We'll obtain a character reference, providing a referee's opinion of the individual.

5-15 working days

We'll verify an individual's employment, self-employment and educational activities within a specified activity timeframe of your choice.

5-15 working days

We'll check the details of an individual's academic history, both in secondary and higher education.

5-15 working days

For roles regulated by the FCA, and where an individual's previous employers were also subject to FCA regulation, we'll look to obtain a regulated reference from them.

Up to 6 weeks (which is the time permitted by the FCA for regulated firms to provide references)

This check is designed to spot any differences between an individual's CV and any information they provide during the screening process.

1-2 working days

We'll obtain written confirmation of an individual's professional or trade membership(s).

5-15 working days

With this check, we'll look to confirm the details of an individual's employment history.

5-15 working days
Specialist Searches

We'll check to see if an individual appears on the HSE Public Register of Notice History, indicating that they have broken HSE laws.

1-2 working days

We'll confirm whether a gas engineer appears on the Gas Safe Register and that they hold a current registration.

1-2 working days

We will check an individual's Street Works card by verifying that the name, date of birth and SWQR number are correct and confirming the card's expiry date.

1-2 working days

This is a customiable self-declaration questionnaire covering topics such as any financial, regulatory, criminal or conflicts of interest that an individual may have had.

On submission

We'll check an individual's status with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), establishing their permissions, disciplinary history and waivers.

1-2 working days

This check establishes whether an individual appears in records held by the SDTR, detailing findings or orders made against them.

1-2 working days

This check establishes whether an individual is registered with the SRA.

1-2 working days

We'll obtain an apostille certificate for documents issued by UK institutions.

8-15 working days

We'll check that an individual is on the EUSR and will confirm any endorsements and enhanced reference information that also appears

1-2 working days
Vendor Vetting

This report will provide detailed information on any UK limited company.

1-2 working days

This report will provide detailed information on any UK company.

1-2 working days