STANDARD DBS CRIMINAL DISCLOSURE
CBS is the market leader in providing full, detailed background checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) previously known as the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB).
Our streamlined system makes it easier and faster than ever before for your organisation to access a criminal disclosure on current and future employees. Our entire screening process can be carried out online, eliminating time, cost and resources – giving you up-to-date screening methods in a matter of days.
Access to DBS disclosures is restricted as they are governed by legislation. An individual’s role and responsibilities will determine the level of criminal check you are legally required and able to undertake.
WHAT IS A STANDARD DISCLOSURE?
A Standard Disclosure details all criminal history; cautions, warnings, reprimands and convictions held on the Police National Computer, with the exception of the DBS filtering rule. This type of disclosure can only be applied for by an organisation.
WHEN DO YOU NEED A STANDARD DISCLOSURE?
Standard Disclosures are for people entering certain professions, such as members of the financial or legal professions. If you aren’t sure whether you require a standard check we can advise you on this.
WHO CAN HAVE A STANDARD DISCLOSURE?
The Standard Disclosure is strictly for regulatory purposes, such as certain positions within the financial sector. Any individual undertaking a Regulated Activity, either through employment or as a volunteer, will require an Enhanced Disclosure.
When you work with CBS, you won’t have to sign any long term contracts or pay monthly rates – you simply pay for what you use. We charge no registration or set up fees, our services are simply accessed on a Pay As You Use basis. We do have a small administration cost for processing disclosures. These are subject to VAT and range from £6 – £13 according to volume, in addition to the DBS fees:
Standard Disclosure: £26.00
DBS Disclosures for volunteers: £0.00
We are also able to continually check an individual’s criminal history with our Updating Service. This allows an employer to enhance safeguarding procedures and also allows the applicant to use their criminal certificate for other positions without the need to renew every three years.
Details all criminal history; cautions, warnings, reprimands and convictions held on the Police National Computer, with the exception of the DBS filtering rule.
For more information about our Standard Disclosures, please call us on 01443 799 900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – one of our expert team would be happy to help.
WHO CAN ACCESS THIS LEVEL OF CHECK?
DBS checks provided at the standard level of disclosure are protected by legislation and only those individuals who meet this criteria are able to undertake this level of check. For those working closely and frequently with the most vulnerable in our society such as children or vulnerable adults, it is likely the enhanced level disclosure will be more suitable. While standard levels checks are supported by legislation for position that involve contact with the vulnerable these are mainly used for professional or regulated bodied.
For example, individuals who are directly regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority may be required to perform this level of criminal check supported by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. While not all individual in this sector would be eligible such position as Appointed representatives or controlled functions would be permitted access.
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