BASIC CRIMINAL DISCLOSURES FOR EMPLOYERS
Changes to Basic Disclosures
From January 1st 2018, basic disclosures which are currently provided by Disclosure Scotland will be taken over by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This will mean if you require a basic disclosure for a job role based in England or Wales you should apply to Disclosure and Barring Service. If you require a basic disclosure for a job role based in Scotland you should apply to Disclosure Scotland.
If you applying for a basic disclosure for personal reasons you should apply to Disclosure and Barring Service if you live in England or Wales. If you live in Scotland you should apply to Disclosure Scotland. If you live in England or Wales and are applying for a basic disclosure you are able to use the web service solution.
This new system will enable applicants to access their completed basic disclosure certificates online and have the ability to raise queries and track the progress of their check. Completion times will also be significantly quicker.
For more information about our new service, and the benefits it can provide please contact us on 01443 799900
Basic criminal disclosures are not job specific and are available to anyone, for any purpose. With the individual’s permission, an organisation can apply for a basic check on behalf of their employee. Basic checks are not job role specific and will provide 5 year’s criminal history. At CBS we offer a streamlined online process approved and tested by the Home Office, which provides us with direct access to the vetting teams accessing the Police National Computer. That means fast and accurate criminal checks for you.
WHAT IS A BASIC DISCLOSURE?
A Basic Disclosure provides you with all non-spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA). From January 2017 this service will be provided by the DBS.
WHEN DO YOU NEED A BASIC DISCLOSURE?
Basic Disclosures are available to all employers (and individuals) and cover all roles and responsibilities. They are not job specific and are available to anyone for any purpose. They help you to understand an individual’s risk to your business from the outset and ensures you don’t put employees in an unsuitable environment which could cause damage to your organisation.
However, if the role of an individual is more sensitive and they could be working with vulnerable groups (adults or children) you will need to consider an Enhanced or Standard Disclosure. If you aren’t sure which you require we can advise you on this – one of our expert team would be happy to help.
WHO CAN HAVE A BASIC DISCLOSURE?
Anyone can have a Basic Disclosure. There is no eligibility criteria that must be met, however all checks must be done under a fair process and with individual consent.
The cost of a basic disclosure with CBS is £40.60 (inc. VAT) per application. We will of course consider a reduction in costs for organisations wishing to submit applications in larger volumes.
Register Your Company to undertake Basic Disclosures on your employees, register here if you’re a company requiring on-going access to our basic criminal check services
For more information about our Basic Disclosures, please call us on 01443 799 900 or email email@example.com – one of our expert team would be happy to help.
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