Standard DBS - Pay-per-candidate individual check

DBS checks, also known as criminal record checks, are carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for England and Wales. Reed Screening provide an online solution and market-leading turnaround time for companies looking to screen candidates.

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£32 Exc. VAT
60,000 police checks yearly
0.01% error rate vs. 10% national average

Check overview

A standard criminal record check details all criminal history; cautions, warnings, reprimands and convictions.

This type of check is a mandatory requirement for individuals working in certain roles of high responsibility such as lawyers, accountants or individuals that have access to sensitive medical information and is essential to eliminating risk to your organisation, employees, and customers.

Standard disclosure turnaround times vary between different statutory authorities & with the suppliers who process checks, you should expect a check to take no more than two weeks.

You can use the DBS eligibility tool to find out what type of DBS check you can get for your employee.

If your candidate has an in-date British or Irish passport (or Irish passport card), you can use our Digital ID checking platform (AssuredID) instead of obtaining documents. Click here to use our combined service.

If you require a DBS check for a volunteer in a role that would qualify as exempt for the DBS fee, please contact our team directly using this link.

Why choose us

  • DBS Top 50 registered body
  • Processed over 60,000 police checks in the last year
  • Reed Screening have a submission error rate of 0.01% vs national avg. of 10%
  • Chair of the Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB)
  • Average turnaround time is 8 days

Details & requirements

Most common identity check documents* are below for your information, but follow this link for full requirements:

  • Passport and driving licence, or
  • Passport and utility bill (dated within the last 3 months), or
  • Passport and council tax bill (dated within the last 12 months).
  • This check is for employers with a need to screen their candidate/s.
  • This check is for candidates based in the UK only.
  • If your candidate requires international checks, please do not purchase this package. Get in touch to discuss your international requirements.
  • Average turnaround time for this package is 8 days**

*Please ensure that you have verified 3 eligible documents for your candidate(s)
**Third party checks can take up to 10-15 working days though this can be longer in certain circumstances

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