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Online Vetting & Screening for Recruitment


We have had excellent help and support doing the DBS online for the first time. Over the telephone and the online system. Thank you.

Pat Trotter, West Street Pre-school

I find uCheck to be a very good web based service for managing and processing DBS clearance application for employees. They offer a great service and help when you need it. Highly recommended.

Steven Walsh, Smart Education

I found the process via uCheck straightforward and we received all of our results within a few days. The emails to aid you through the process were clear and the support we received when we called was friendly and helpful.

Dr Sharlene Parmar-Anwar

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Save time on job applicant checks

uCheck is an online solution that lets you easily run checks on job applicants. Enter the applicant’s details just once, select which particular checks you need and get quick results. No more endless waiting, no more having to use different systems for different checks.

Only need a DBS check or one other type of check? uCheck pay as you go pricing means it’s still cost effective and you’ll benefit from the speed of using uCheck for making checks online.

Why uCheck for HR screening?

  • Quick: Receive results in the quickest time possible. Our record for an Enhanced DBS check is 61 minutes!
  • Easy: Entering applicant details and requesting checks takes under 5 minutes. Once an application is processing a dashboard report keeps you informed.
  • Affordable: Competitive pricing and we don’t use minimums or contracts to force you to stick with us. Clients stay because they want to.
  • Helpful: When you need to talk to someone our helpful UK based support is available without long phone menus and wait times. We have live chat too.

Our Blogs

apply for a DBS check online

Six reasons why you should apply for a DBS check online

If you’re applying for a DBS check you’ll need to decide whether to do it online or by submitting paper forms. While both are viable options, we believe the online method holds a number of benefits over the paper-based route. Here are six reasons why applying for a DBS check […]

DBS checks for NHS workers

DBS checks for NHS workers: The facts explained

If you work for the NHS in any capacity, then there’s a chance you will need a DBS check – but the level you qualify for will differ depending on exactly what it is you do and where the activity takes place. We get a lot of questions about this […]

DBS checks for volunteers

DBS checks for volunteers: How and when to get them

If you are thinking about starting an unpaid role or are someone who recruits volunteers, you may need to know about DBS checks for volunteers. Not all volunteers are eligible for DBS checks though, so it’s important to understand the rules and regulations surrounding them before attempting to apply for […]

dbs checks for hospice workers

DBS checks for hospice workers: What you need to know

Many people who apply to work in a hospice – whether as a paid employee or a volunteer – will be required to undergo a DBS Check to ensure they are suitable to work with those they care for. DBS Checks for hospice workers are vital in terms of safeguarding, […]

How do I get a DBS check as an individual

Can I get a DBS check as an individual?

‘Can I get a DBS check as an individual?’ It’s a question we often get asked at uCheck. If you’ve wondered this yourself, it might be worth considering a basic DBS check. The basic DBS check is one of three types of DBS check. Below we discuss the three types […]

DBS barred lists

The DBS barred lists: When to do a check

The DBS barred lists exist to help organisations recruit safely. Certain roles require the applicant to undergo a check of either one or both of the barred lists. But how can organisations determine whether a barred list check is required? Our guide explains everything you need to know. What are […]

Who needs a DBS check?

Who needs a DBS check? Five roles you wouldn’t expect

Who needs a DBS check? Five roles you wouldn’t expect Wondering who needs a DBS check? For some roles, it’s clear why applicants need to have a check – for example, teachers, carers and healthcare professionals. All these roles involve a high level of responsibility and regular contact with children […]

driver recruitment

Driver recruitment: Which screening checks are useful?

Lots of organisations will need to employ drivers at some stage . And, when it comes to driver recruitment, organisations will naturally want to know that the people they’re employing are suitable. Pre-employment screening checks are a vital tool in ascertaining a candidate’s suitability for a role – but different […]

DBS checks in education

DBS checks in education: The Ofsted requirements explained

A large part of Ofsted’s role is ensuring that children are kept safe in the establishments it regulates. As such, Ofsted has specific requirements around DBS checks in education. DBS checks in education are designed to prevent unsuitable candidates from entering the workforce and having access to children and young […]

Safeguarding in TV and film

Safeguarding in TV and Film: Who Needs a DBS Check?

Safeguarding in TV and film is of paramount importance. Production companies have a responsibility to make sure the children and vulnerable adults they work with are protected, and will no doubt want to ensure anyone they employ has had the appropriate background checks. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are […]

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