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Criminal Record Checks (DBS Checks)

Efficient and timely criminal record checks

Agenda Screening Services is an Umbrella Body for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). We provide DBS criminal checks electronically through our secure candidate input system, resulting in faster, greener and easier checks.

More efficient online processes aligned with postage savings enable us to deliver time and cost benefits alongside our renowned personal service.

Types of Criminal Record checks available:

Basic Disclosure

Basic criminal checks are conducted through Disclosure Scotland, with whom Agenda is a registered user. Basic checks are available for all types of employment and voluntary positions (except for those covered by the Standard and Enhanced DBS checks). The Basic check provides details of all unspent convictions, is not job-specific and is available for all UK residents. Request a quote

Standard DBS Disclosure

Standard DBS checks are for people entering certain professions, such as members of the legal and accountancy professions. Standard checks contain the spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings held in England and Wales on the Police National Computer. Relevant convictions in Scotland and Northern Ireland may also be included. Request a quote

Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Enhanced DBS checks are for posts that involve work in a “Regulated Activity” and for a regulated activity provider with children or vulnerable adults. Enhanced checks are also issued for certain statutory purposes such as gaming and lottery licenses. Enhanced checks contain the same information as Standard checks but with the addition of any locally held police force information considered relevant to the job role. Request a quote

Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Barred Lists

An enhanced check with information from the DBS’s children and/or adults barred list is only available for those individuals engaged in regulated activity with children and /or adults and a small number of posts as listed in the Police Act regulations, for example prospective adoptive parents. Request a quote

Adult First check

The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) Adult First check searches the Department of Health’s list of people who it bars from working with vulnerable adults. Those employing people to posts that involve working with vulnerable adults may be able to request a check of the Vulnerable Adults’ Barred list. ISA Adult First described in Department of Health guidance as applicable ‘where a care worker may be allowed to start work in a care home, for a domiciliary care agency, or as an adult placement carer before a DBS check has been issued’. ISA Adult First checks can only be applied for if you submit a DBS Enhanced Disclosure application. Request a quote

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