UK DBS Enhanced Criminal Check Package - Veremark

Enhanced DBS check on an employee*.
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.

About this check

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. An enhanced DBS check is only allowed for certain roles listed in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 for staff working, or planning to work, in England or Wales, specifically in roles in which an individual is providing direct care or guidance to children or vulnerable adults.

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 certificate will provide you with full details of a person’s criminal record, if found, detailing any spent and unspent criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings. The search will also check DBS Children’s Barred List or the DBS Adult First list where appropriate to ensure the applicant is not banned from working with either group.

*Please note that this check can only be requested by an employer, you cannot request a DBS enhanced check on yourself.

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

Turnaround times in different countries
min
max
Australia
5
14
Brazil
5
16
Canada
5
15
France
5
15
Germany
5
21
India
5
20
Italy
5
23
Japan
5
20
Malaysia
5
15
Mexico
5
25
Philippines
5
15
South Korea
5
21
Spain
5
22
United Kingdom (UK)
5
21
United States (US)
5
15
UK DBS Enhanced Criminal Check Package includes
  • UK DBS Check (Enhanced Level)
£76.00
excl. VAT

Please note that this check can only be requested by an employer, you cannot request a DBS standard check on yourself.

To request a DBS enhanced check please first create an account.

FAQs

What background check do I need?

This depends on the industry and type of role you are recruiting for. To determine whether you need reference checks, identity checks, bankruptcy checks, civil background checks, credit checks for employment or any of the other background checks we offer, chat to our team of dedicated account managers.

Why should employers check the background of potential employees?

Many industries have compliance-related employment check requirements. And even if your industry doesn’t, remember that your staff have access to assets and data that must be protected. When you employ a new staff member you need to be certain that they have the best interests of your business at heart. Carrying out comprehensive background checking helps mitigate risk and ensures a safer hiring decision.

How long do background checks take?

Again, this depends on the type of checks you need. Simple identity checks can be carried out in as little as a few hours but a worldwide criminal background check for instance might take several weeks. A simple pre-employment check package takes around a week. Our account managers are specialists and can provide detailed information into which checks you need and how long they will take.

Can you do a background check online?

All Veremark checks are carried out online and digitally. This eliminates the need to collect, store and manage paper documents and information making the process faster, more efficient and ensures complete safety of candidate data and documents.

What are the benefits of a background check?

In a competitive marketplace, making the right hiring decisions is key to the success of your company. Employment background checks enables you to understand more about your candidates before making crucial decisions which can have either beneficial or catastrophic effects on your business.

What does a background check show?

Background checks not only provide useful insights into a candidate’s work history, skills and education, but they can also offer richer detail into someone’s personality and character traits. This gives you a huge advantage when considering who to hire. Background checking also ensures that candidates are legally allowed to carry out certain roles, failed criminal and credit checks could prevent them from working with vulnerable people or in a financial function.

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