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A basic DBS check.
Get the results in 24 hours*

Our criminal record check system allows you to order a single check, as and when needed, without opening an account, paying a joining fee or committing to a lengthy contract.

Order with a click of a button by providing contact details for your staff and making a one off payment. We will email you the results as soon as these are available from the DBS.

These checks are designed to ensure that staff do not pose significant risk to your business by allowing you to access and review their criminal record data. A Basic DBS check can be used for any position or purpose, for anyone working or planning to work in England or Wales, in any industry. Note that for certain roles, including regulated activity roles, you may need a higher level of criminal record check. In England and Wales the check is provided by the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and searched against the Police National Computer (PNC).

The result will provide you with a certificate showing, if found, any unspent criminal convictions and conditional cautions as described under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Under the Act, eligible convictions or cautions become ‘spent’ after a specified period of time known as the ‘rehabilitation period’, the length of which varies depending on how the individual was dealt with. A table of rehabilitation periods for the most common sentences and disposals can be found here, along with some example scenarios.

*For the vast majority of checks DBS will return the results within 24 hours but some checks may take up to 14 days or longer.

What happens after you place an order?

Once you have provided the contact details for your staff, we will email them and ask them to visit our secure portal to complete a quick form providing the necessary information to start the checks.

Currently DBS requires the following details:

• Addresses for the last 5 years and the dates lived there
• National Insurance number
• Two ID documents (usuallyPassport and Driving licence)

Once we receive the DBS results these will be emailed to to you immediately, unless during the ordering process you specify that you would prefer to download the results from our platform.

In that case we will send you login details to access.

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  • UK DBS Check (Basic Level)
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How long does a basic DBS last?

A basic DBS check doesn’t have an official expiry date. However, the information provided is only valid and accurate at the time the check was carried out. Some companies may request a new DBS check upon joining or at certain intervals at their discretion - this may form part of a rescreening programme.

What does a basic DBS allow you to do?

A basic DBS check is the most common type, and applies for any purpose or position. It’s typically requested for job applications, and to enable visa applications or for personal licenses to sell alcohol.

How long will a basic DBS check take?

On average, with Veremark results for a basic DBS check are returned within 24 hours.

What is the difference between a basic and standard DBS check?

The primary difference between a basic DBS check and a standard DBS check is that in order to obtain a standard check certain legal eligibility criteria must be met. Whereas, a basic DBS check is available to anyone in the UK over the age of 16 for any purpose.

What is a basic DBS check?

A basic DBS check is the first level of criminal record check in the UK, and is available for any position or purpose. This type shows the details of convictions and conditional cautions that are considered to be unspent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Put simply, these can be termed as anything serious and/or recent.  

The acronym DBS is short for The Disclosure and Barring Service, which helps employees make safer recruitment decisions, and is a government body that is sponsored by the Home Office. A basic DBS check (formerly known as a CRB check) is also sometimes referred to as a basic criminal record check, or a basic disclosure.

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