A Basic Criminal History Disclosure is available to anyone for any position. It contains details of any unspent convictions the candidate may have. Information used in a Basic Disclosure is supplied from the Police National Computer (PNC).
Criminal Records Bureau
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is an Executive Agency of the Home Office that provides Standard and Enhanced Disclosures for positions that qualify for them within England and Wales. BackCheck is a registered umbrella body of the Criminal Records Bureau, number 26265100007.
The Disclosure and Barring Service
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is an Executive Agency of the Home Office that provides Standard and Enhanced Disclosures for positions that qualify for them within England and Wales. It was established under the Protectiona of Freedoms Act 2012 and will provide a joined up service to combine the criminal records and barring functions.
A diploma mill (or degree mill) is an organisation that awards academic degrees and diplomas with substandard or no academic requirements and without recognition by official educational accrediting bodies.
Disclosure Scotland is a service provided by Scottish Ministers that provide Basic Disclosure for Scotland, England and Wales, as well as Standard and Enhanced Disclosures for Scotland. BackCheck acts as an agent of Disclosure Scotland in the provision of Basic Disclosures for employment purposes.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT) and provide detailed information on any conditions or endorsements on a candidate’s driving record.
The electoral roll is a list of the names of all people registered at an address who are entitled to vote and is maintained by the Electoral Commission and local electoral registration offices.
An employment verification is a method of verifying dates of, or gaps in, employment and positions held with the HR or Accounting departments of a candidates previous employer.
An Enhanced Criminal History Disclosure is primarily available for positions that involve regular contact with and responsibility for children and/or vulnerable adults. It may also be available for certain licensing purposes and judicial appointments. In addition to details included with a Standard Disclosure, an Enhanced disclosure may contain non-conviction local police force information, such as suspicious activity or opinion.
A reference interview is a candid conversation between an HR Interviewer and a previous employer, colleague, or friend (as a character reference) with the goal of obtaining information about the candidate and their suitability for the role they are applying to.
A Standard Criminal History Disclosure is primarily available for positions that involve access to, but not regular contact with, children and/or vulnerable adults. It may also be available in certain other occupations as specified in the Exemption Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It will disclose details of spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings held on the Police National Computer (PNC).