Trustopia’s intelligent screening platform is disrupting the perceived complexity of managing Global Criminal Record, Police Clearances and UK Criminal Record (DBS) screening requirements through its one, brilliantly simple global criminal record checking interface.
Using Trustopia’s intelligent screening platform to manage all your global criminal record checking needs in-house through one cloud space not only ensures your screening processes are standardised and digitised, are faster, safer and candidate-led; it also helps to ensure your people decisions are more informed, more certain and more compliant because they have been carried out within the scope of the law of the relevant territories, every time.
UK Criminal Record Checks
In the UK, there are 4 forms of Criminal Record Check available:
1. Basic DBS Check or Basic Disclosure Scotland Check:
2. Standard DBS Check:
3. Enhanced DBS Check – excluding barred list check:
4. Enhanced DBS Check – including barred list check:
UK Basic DBS Checks
A UK Basic DBS Check contains the details of any unspent convictions or conditional cautions a candidate has and can be obtained for any person, for any reason (with appropriate consent).
A UK Basic DBS Check is not job specific and is available online either to individuals or to employers.
UK Standard DBS Checks
A UK Standard DBS Check contains details of any spent or unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings a candidate has, as long as they’re not considered protected.
A UK Standard DBS Check is job specific and can only be obtained for certain role types. Individuals therefore cannot access a UK Standard DBS Check themselves; it can only be applied for by an employer for an individual who may be or who is working for it, subject to the eligibility criteria for UK Standard DBS Checks which is strictly regulated by UK law.
UK Enhanced DBS Checks – excluding barred list check
A UK Enhanced DBS Check – excluding barred list check contains the same information as a UK Standard DBS Check, as well as any relevant information held by the applicant’s local police force.
UK Enhanced DBS Checks – including barred list check
A UK Enhanced DBS Check – including barred list check contains the same information as a UK Enhanced DBS Check and shows in addition whether the applicant has been barred from working with children and/or vulnerable adults in the UK.
A UK Enhanced DBS Check is always job specific and can only be obtained for certain role types. Individuals therefore cannot access a UK Enhanced DBS Check themselves; it can only be applied for by an employer subject to the eligibility criteria for UK Enhanced DBS Checks which is strictly regulated by UK law.
For more detailed information on the eligibility criteria see the Trustopia Guidance Note: UK DBS Eligibility
Important Note: Any individual not eligible under the UK DBS eligibility criteria to obtain a UK Standard or Enhanced DBS check can always obtain a UK Basic DBS check or a Basic Disclosure Scotland Check instead.
Global Criminal Record Checks & Police Clearances
A Global Criminal Record Check or Police Clearance contains the details of locally-recorded criminal history including identifying felony and/or misdemeanour level conviction records and arrests pending adjudication.
With an increasing number of enterprises screening and employing personnel from across the globe to fill essential skilled and non-skilled roles: International Criminal Record Checks have become a key risk-reducing factor in ensuring staff or customers are not placed at risk and important part of the overseas recruitment process of many enterprises.
The process for obtaining International Criminal Record Checks from the more than 100 countries that Trustopia’s platform already enables for its enterprise customers varies from country to country with every country having its own laws governing access to criminal records and not all countries having the same level of record keeping.
For more detailed information on country level requirements see the Trustopia Guidance Note: Global Criminal Record Disclosures