Partners & Affiliates

There are some things other people do better than we can. We at Reed Screening are delighted to work with industry leaders across public and private organisations to always be at the forefront with industry changes and regulations. Further to that, we are proud to be leading multiple initiatives with both government bodies and businesses to improve the future of screening.

There are some things other people do better than we can. We at Reed Screening are delighted to work with industry leaders across public and private organisations to always be at the forefront with industry changes and regulations. Further to that, we are proud to be leading multiple initiatives with both government bodies and businesses to improve the future of screening.

There are some things other people do better than we can. We at Reed Screening are delighted to work with industry leaders across public and private organisations to always be at the forefront with industry changes and regulations. Further to that, we are proud to be leading multiple initiatives with both government bodies and businesses to improve the future of screening.

Here are some of our partners

Here are some of our partners

Established in 1996, BFI is an HR risk specialist company, delivering pandemic planning and recovery conferences, workshops and in-house training since the SARS outbreak in 2003.

Responding to Covid-19, they are focussing on providing employers with toolkits and knowledge to give organisations the best chance of managing their workforce through to recovery, providing legal and practical updates and analysis, including free weekly interactive webinars, (#KeepBritianWorking ) plus a range of online conferences and training to deliver essential policy and practice. These include health and safety updates, safe workplace opening and managing employee mental health during and after Covid-19.

BFI also produce general HR risk online events and virtual in-house training, including immigration law, union relationships, menopause and inclusion.

You can visit their website here:
Dominic Headley & Associates (DHA), is a specialist consultancy practice that supports organisations to make informed decisions when considering applicants or existing staff, students or volunteers with criminal records; or subject to serious allegations.

Their founder, Dominic Headley, one of the UK’s foremost experts on criminal records, is a trusted expert adviser to government departments on criminal record policy and author of Recruiting safely and fairly: a practical guide to employing ex-offenders which was developed in partnership with the DBS and CIPD.

DHA provides expert advice, operational support, training and consultancy services to organisations across all sectors on safe and inclusive recruitment, carrying out criminal record risk assessments and dealing with safeguarding concerns effectively.

You can visit their website here:
Financial Crime Management Group Ltd acts with integrity and in an ethical, honest and reliable manner. They are committed to high standards of business ethics in all interactions with clients, colleagues, suppliers and within the local community.

Their content has been developed by cross industry SME’s including members of the Institute of Internal Auditors; Accredited Counter Fraud Specialists; Accountants, and Solicitors. This team is lead by Neil Tyson an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist & trained Financial Investigator with over 20 years cross industry experience covering: policy development; investigations; auditing; contract management, and training and development.

Failure to adequately manage the risk of fraud may increase the chances of financial loss, reputational damage, share price volatility and unbudgeted investigation, accountancy and legal costs.

You can visit their website here:
GDPR Consultancy, DPO & Cyber Security Services. IG Smart Ltd is trusted by leading brands and institutions to develop, implement and audit the strategies, policies, procedures and training that are necessary to operate and grow compliant and cyber-resilient organisations.

Helping you to process personal data in compliance with the law, whilst keeping it cyber-secure, enables you to avoid costly and embarrassing data breaches and builds trust in your brand, helping your business to grow.

Awards: Innovation & Excellence Award for GDPR Consultancy of the Year 2020, Global 100 Award: Best Cyber Security Consultancy Firm 2020, UK Enterprise Award: Best Cyber Security Consultancy Firm 2019. IG Smart MD Michael Abtar is a winner of the 2019 and 2020 Top 100 UK CEO Today Awards.

You can visit their website here:
Rightway Compliance help organisations to maximise income and reduce costs by effectively managing the risks from financial crime (fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering or terrorist financing).

They can also provide assurance and evidence your compliance with legal and regulatory requirements including modern slavery, GDPR and facilitation of tax evasion. They do this by ensuring that appropriate systems, processes and importantly people are in place.

They believe that creating an ethical organisational culture of natural compliance is a positive shift for an organisation, with the potential to improve its sustainability and profitability – they offer a range of services to support you on your journey towards that culture.

You can visit their website here:
Green CDL are a team of specialists dedicated to helping business protect themselves in the right way against Data Breaches, Cyber Security attacks and providing legal support.

Their directors have over 30 years’ experience in IT and legal, specialising in data protection. They work with clients internationally from finance and public sector organisations through to retail and distribution.

Green CDL delivers the most up to date, internationally recognised training in data protection and cyber security, focused on what is right for your people. With Cyber Security attacks on the increase, people are both the biggest asset and the biggest risk to organisations. Their training helps you mitigate that risk.

You can visit their website here:
Their HR practice is dedicated to delivering expert HR project solutions, enabling clients to achieve maximum levels of performance, motivation and loyalty from their people – with measurable results, from the trainee at entry point through to the executive board.

Their approach is underpinned by the principles of work psychology and human and organisational behaviour and they adhere to the standards of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD) to determine the most pertinent and innovative solutions for our client’s requirements.

You can visit their website here:
Being a member of the Association for Online Due Diligence (AFODD) and displaying their logo provides confidence to a buyer that social media checks and deeper online due diligence checks are delivered in a legal, ethical and GDPR compliant manner. AFODD members do not report on protected characteristics such as race, religion, age, gender etc. AFODD members provide insight into an individual’s character that traditional checks cannot e.g. multiple identities / aliases, inappropriate/undesirable content, sexually explicit content, potential addiction or substance abuse, illegal activities, hate and discriminatory behaviour, extreme views/opinions, violent content. This offers an insight into an individual’s character and suitability for employment with confidence that the provider of the service operates to the highest industry standard.

You can visit their website here:
There is a vast amount of publicly available information online that, when harnessed correctly, can provide valuable insights into people, their behaviour and their cultural fit.

Regulators globally are increasingly focused on this issue, but in-house research is very challenging for multiple reasons. Neotas' mission is therefore to help their clients ensure they are well informed and not the last to know about key issues.

Their unique blend of technology, intelligence expertise and focus on compliance helps firms avoid bad hires, stay compliant and protect reputations in order to hire and retain the best talent globally.

You can visit their website here:
Beruku Identity help organisations to design how they can trust the people that they transact with and are experts in digital identity, biometrics, threat intelligence, cyber security, identity and document fraud.

They are leaders in providing digital ID technical advisory services globally, across the public, private, humanitarian and development sectors. They use their expertise to work closely with clients to design practical solutions to their trust changes, protect their customer services, and drive growth opportunities for their businesses.

The team at Beruku advise the UK Government, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the NHS, identity technology providers and many more here in the UK and overseas on digital identity technology, service design, standards, policy and strategy.

You can visit their website here:
The Westwood Organisation is a niche consultancy business specialising in immigration advice, training and consultancy. They work with employers, education providers and individuals in all areas of immigration work.

Founder Ian Westwood is a former Chief Immigration Officer with the UK Immigration Service. Ian has a wealth of experience gained through ten years of front line immigration work, followed by 17 years of private consultancy.

Their friendly team is dedicated to working with you to ensure compliance with the immigration rules. They thrive on helping people to navigate the immigration minefield and demystifying the jargon. They do this through training, provision of up to date information and by helping clients with immigration applications.

You can visit their website here:
Cifas is the UK’s leading fraud and financial crime prevention service, protecting businesses and individuals through effective and secure data and intelligence sharing.

Cifas helps employers identify potential fraud risks within their organisation, recognising the devastating effects that fraud can have on a business.

The Cifas Internal Fraud Database (IFD) is the only UK database that allows organisations to record and share information on fraud risk cases and unlawful or dishonest conduct by job applicants and employees, helping employers and recruiters identify potential threats to their organisation and protect their workforce. In addition to this, Cifas members can also access IFD Enhanced which can search data integrated with its National Fraud Database.

You can visit their website here:
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Here are some of our affiliates

Established in 1996, BFI is an HR risk specialist company, delivering pandemic planning and recovery conferences, workshops and in-house training since the SARS outbreak in 2003.

Responding to Covid-19, they are focussing on providing employers with toolkits and knowledge to give organisations the best chance of managing their workforce through to recovery, providing legal and practical updates and analysis, including free weekly interactive webinars, (#KeepBritianWorking ) plus a range of online conferences and training to deliver essential policy and practice. These include health and safety updates, safe workplace opening and managing employee mental health during and after Covid-19.

BFI also produce general HR risk online events and virtual in-house training, including immigration law, union relationships, menopause and inclusion.

You can visit their website for more information here:
Dominic Headley & Associates (DHA), is a specialist consultancy practice that supports organisations to make informed decisions when considering applicants or existing staff, students or volunteers with criminal records; or subject to serious allegations.

Their founder, Dominic Headley, one of the UK’s foremost experts on criminal records, is a trusted expert adviser to government departments on criminal record policy and author of Recruiting safely and fairly: a practical guide to employing ex-offenders which was developed in partnership with the DBS and CIPD.

DHA provides expert advice, operational support, training and consultancy services to organisations across all sectors on safe and inclusive recruitment, carrying out criminal record risk assessments and dealing with safeguarding concerns effectively.

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Financial Crime Management Group Ltd acts with integrity and in an ethical, honest and reliable manner. They are committed to high standards of business ethics in all interactions with clients, colleagues, suppliers and within the local community.

Their content has been developed by cross industry SME’s including members of the Institute of Internal Auditors; Accredited Counter Fraud Specialists; Accountants, and Solicitors. This team is lead by Neil Tyson an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist & trained Financial Investigator with over 20 years cross industry experience covering: policy development; investigations; auditing; contract management, and training and development.

Failure to adequately manage the risk of fraud may increase the chances of financial loss, reputational damage, share price volatility and unbudgeted investigation, accountancy and legal costs.

You can visit their website here:
GDPR Consultancy, DPO & Cyber Security Services. IG Smart Ltd is trusted by leading brands and world-renowned institutions to develop, implement and audit the strategies, policies, procedures and training that are necessary to operate and grow compliant and cyber-resilient organisations. Whether you need GDPR compliance advice and support or cyber security services our GDPR Consultants and Cyber Security Specialists have got your data covered.

They can help you to process personal data in compliance with the law, whilst keeping it cyber-secure. Protecting the personal data your business processes from data protection, privacy and cyber security threats not only helps you to avoid costly and embarrassing data breaches, it builds trust in your brand and enables your business to grow.

IG Smart Ltd. are proud to have been awarded the Innovation & Excellence Award for GDPR Consultancy of the Year 2020, the Global 100 Award for Best Cyber Security Consultancy Firm 2020, the UK Enterprise Award for the Best Cyber Security Consultancy Firm 2019. IG Smart Ltd’s MD Michael Abtar is a winner of the 2019 and 2020 Top 100 UK CEO Today Awards.

You can visit their website for more information here:
Rightway Compliance help organisations to maximise income and reduce costs by effectively managing the risks from financial crime (fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering or terrorist financing).

They can also provide assurance and evidence your compliance with legal and regulatory requirements including modern slavery, GDPR and facilitation of tax evasion. They do this by ensuring that appropriate systems, processes and importantly people are in place.

They believe that creating an ethical organisational culture of natural compliance is a positive shift for an organisation, with the potential to improve its sustainability and profitability – they offer a range of services to support you on your journey towards that culture.

You can visit their website for more information here:
Green CDL are a team of specialists dedicated to helping business protect themselves in the right way against Data Breaches, Cyber Security attacks and providing legal support.

Their directors have over 30 years’ experience in IT and legal, specialising in data protection. They work with clients internationally from finance and public sector organisations through to retail and distribution.

Green CDL delivers the most up to date, internationally recognised training in data protection and cyber security, focused on what is right for your people. With Cyber Security attacks on the increase, people are both the biggest asset and the biggest risk to organisations. Their training helps you mitigate that risk.

You can visit their website for more information here:
Their HR practice is dedicated to delivering expert HR project solutions, enabling clients to achieve maximum levels of performance, motivation and loyalty from their people – with measurable results, from the trainee at entry point through to the executive board.

Their approach is underpinned by the principles of work psychology and human and organisational behaviour and they adhere to the standards of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD) to determine the most pertinent and innovative solutions for our client’s requirements.

You can find out more information here:
Being a member of the Association for Online Due Diligence (AFODD) and displaying their logo provides confidence to a buyer that social media checks and deeper online due diligence checks are delivered in a legal, ethical and GDPR compliant manner. AFODD members do not report on protected characteristics such as race, religion, age, gender etc. AFODD members provide insight into an individual’s character that traditional checks cannot e.g. multiple identities / aliases, inappropriate/undesirable content, sexually explicit content, potential addiction or substance abuse, illegal activities, hate and discriminatory behaviour, extreme views/opinions, violent content. This offers an insight into an individual’s character and suitability for employment with confidence that the provider of the service operates to the highest industry standard.

You can find out more information here:
There is a vast amount of publicly available information online that, when harnessed correctly, can provide valuable insights into people, their behaviour and their cultural fit.

Regulators globally are increasingly focused on this issue, but in-house research is very challenging for multiple reasons. Neotas' mission is therefore to help their clients ensure they are well informed and not the last to know about key issues.

Their unique blend of technology, intelligence expertise and focus on compliance helps firms avoid bad hires, stay compliant and protect reputations in order to hire and retain the best talent globally.

You can visit their website here:
The Westwood Organisation is a niche consultancy business specialising in immigration advice, training and consultancy. They work with employers, education providers and individuals in all areas of immigration work.

Founder Ian Westwood is a former Chief Immigration Officer with the UK Immigration Service. Ian has a wealth of experience gained through ten years of front line immigration work, followed by 17 years of private consultancy.

Their friendly team is dedicated to working with you to ensure compliance with the immigration rules. They thrive on helping people to navigate the immigration minefield and demystifying the jargon. They do this through training, provision of up to date information and by helping clients with immigration applications.

Visit their website for more information:
Cifas is the UK’s leading fraud and financial crime prevention service, protecting businesses and individuals through effective and secure data and intelligence sharing.

Cifas helps employers identify potential fraud risks within their organisation, recognising the devastating effects that fraud can have on a business.

The Cifas Internal Fraud Database (IFD) is the only UK database that allows organisations to record and share information on fraud risk cases and unlawful or dishonest conduct by job applicants and employees, helping employers and recruiters identify potential threats to their organisation and protect their workforce. In addition to this, Cifas members can also access IFD Enhanced which can search data integrated with its National Fraud Database.

Find out more about Cifas on their website:
Beruku Identity help organisations to design how they can trust the people that they transact with and are experts in digital identity, biometrics, threat intelligence, cyber security, identity and document fraud.

They are leaders in providing digital ID technical advisory services globally, across the public, private, humanitarian and development sectors. They use their expertise to work closely with clients to design practical solutions to their trust changes, protect their customer services, and drive growth opportunities for their businesses.

The team at Beruku advise the UK Government, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the NHS, identity technology providers and many more here in the UK and overseas on digital identity technology, service design, standards, policy and strategy.

Find out more about Beruku on their website:

Here are some of our affiliates

Due to be launched in 2020, ASCOR is the first cross government association protecting worker rights in the gig economy whilst also assisting hirers. This is a working group made up of organisations such as Home Office, DBS, HMRC, GLAA, Care Quality Commission, and DLME which Keith Rosser is chair of. ASCOR is a free resource with the primary aim of helping workers in the flexible economy as well as hirers with procurement and ensuring they have a compliant and transparent supply chain.
Reed Screening are a member of the Europe Council for the main global Screening industry trade association, thr Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). Reed Screening also provide the secretariat for the body. The PBSA was established to represent companies offering employment and tenant screening services across the globe. The Reed Screening role on this committee is to bring all the work we do with the various government organisations together with the needs of private sector businesses to ensure a collaborative public and private sector partnership.
Reed Screening Chair the Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB). We are the only recruitment and vetting company within the founding organisations. The CRTB was set up to support the UK's safeguarding agenda, to influence policy, protect job seekers from abuse and promote fairness in the employment of people with convictions. The Trade Body are currently working on a formal collaboration plan with the DBS and supporting in shaping the 2025 DBS strategy.
Due to be launched in 2020, ASCOR is the first cross government association protecting worker rights in the gig economy whilst also assisting hirers. This is a working group made up of organisations such as Home Office, DBS, HMRC, GLAA, Care Quality Commission, and DLME which Keith Rosser is chair of. ASCOR is a free resource with the primary aim of helping workers in the flexible economy as well as hirers with procurement and ensuring they have a compliant and transparent supply chain.
Reed Screening are a member of the Europe Council for the main global Screening industry trade association, thr Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). Reed Screening also provide the secretariat for the body. The PBSA was established to represent companies offering employment and tenant screening services across the globe. The Reed Screening role on this committee is to bring all the work we do with the various government organisations together with the needs of private sector businesses to ensure a collaborative public and private sector partnership.
Reed Screening Chair the Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB). We are the only recruitment and vetting company within the founding organisations. The CRTB was set up to support the UK's safeguarding agenda, to influence policy, protect job seekers from abuse and promote fairness in the employment of people with convictions. The Trade Body are currently working on a formal collaboration plan with the DBS and supporting in shaping the 2025 DBS strategy.
Due to be launched in 2020, ASCOR is the first cross government association protecting worker rights in the gig economy whilst also assisting hirers. This is a working group made up of organisations such as Home Office, DBS, HMRC, GLAA, Care Quality Commission, and DLME which Keith Rosser is chair of. ASCOR is a free resource with the primary aim of helping workers in the flexible economy as well as hirers with procurement and ensuring they have a compliant and transparent supply chain.
Reed Screening are a member of the Europe Council for the main global Screening industry trade association, thr Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). Reed Screening also provide the secretariat for the body. The PBSA was established to represent companies offering employment and tenant screening services across the globe. The Reed Screening role on this committee is to bring all the work we do with the various government organisations together with the needs of private sector businesses to ensure a collaborative public and private sector partnership.
Reed Screening Chair the Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB). We are the only recruitment and vetting company within the founding organisations. The CRTB was set up to support the UK's safeguarding agenda, to influence policy, protect job seekers from abuse and promote fairness in the employment of people with convictions. The Trade Body are currently working on a formal collaboration plan with the DBS and supporting in shaping the 2025 DBS strategy.
We work with Safer Jobs....
We work with AFODD...
We work with Cifas....
We work with Safer Jobs....
We work with AFODD...
We work with Cifas....
Keith Rosser is the Chair of SAFER Jobs, which is a non profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation designed to offer free advice to job seekers and prevent job seeker fraud. Over the last 12 months, SAFER Jobs has prevented over £0.5m of fraud, raised awareness of job scams at a national level by appearing on the radio, BBC television and in the press. SAFER Jobs obtained GOV UK status in 2015 and a Patron at the House of Lords in 2016.
Reed Screening are a key member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Digital Identity and have spoken in Parliament on a number of occasions on this subject. Reed Screening have also sponsored an APPG Inquiry into improving employee screening for business which included a report to Ministers and several roundtables in Parliament.
Reed Screening sit on the Cifas Advisory Board and are the vetting lead. Cifas is the UK's largest cross-sector fraud sharing organisation. The Advisory Board has delegated responsibility to monitor the operational effectiveness of Cifas, to represent stakeholders, including Cifas members and members of the public and to advise the Executive Board.
Keith Rosser is the Chair of SAFER Jobs, which is a non profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation designed to offer free advice to job seekers and prevent job seeker fraud. Over the last 12 months, SAFER Jobs has prevented over £0.5m of fraud, raised awareness of job scams at a national level by appearing on the radio, BBC television and in the press. SAFER Jobs obtained GOV UK status in 2015 and a Patron at the House of Lords in 2016.
Reed Screening are a key member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Digital Identity and have spoken in Parliament on a number of occasions on this subject. Reed Screening have also sponsored an APPG Inquiry into improving employee screening for business which included a report to Ministers and several roundtables in Parliament.
Reed Screening sit on the Cifas Advisory Board and are the vetting lead. Cifas is the UK's largest cross-sector fraud sharing organisation. The Advisory Board has delegated responsibility to monitor the operational effectiveness of Cifas, to represent stakeholders, including Cifas members and members of the public and to advise the Executive Board.
Reed Screening have been appointed a Non Executive Board Member of Disclosure Scotland. This is an Executive Agency within the Scottish Government that operates on behalf of Scottish Ministers to support Disclosure Scotland in hitting their strategic goals whilst ensuring thorough governance and a focus on customer journey. We also support employers to make safer decisions when recruiting. We are also the Chair of the Stakeholder Advisory Board bringing together multiple stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds to discuss police checks in Scotland.
Reed Screening have been appointed a Non Executive Board Member of Disclosure Scotland. This is an Executive Agency within the Scottish Government that operates on behalf of Scottish Ministers to support Disclosure Scotland in hitting their strategic goals whilst ensuring thorough governance and a focus on customer journey. We also support employers to make safer decisions when recruiting. We are also the Chair of the Stakeholder Advisory Board bringing together multiple stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds to discuss police checks in Scotland.