Online Basic Criminal Record Checks for Employers

Make a safer recruitment decision for your business

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Online Basic Criminal Record Checks for Employers

Make a safer recruitment decision for your business

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Is there something your applicant is not telling you that you’d want to know? All employers have the right to request a basic criminal record check (Basic DS) on applicants and employees.

A basic criminal record check provides details of any unspent convictions. For some roles this check is a mandatory compliance requirement.

Checks are typically completed between 3-10 working days. You’ll be notified when it’s complete with an email indicating if the result is clear or not and a certificate from Disclosure Scotland will be sent to you in the post.

Some job roles, particularly those dealing with vulnerable people, have a higher compliance need for an Enhanced check, please see our section on Enhanced DBS Checks.

This service is for employers but we also offer criminal record checks for individuals.

To get you set up on the system we will charge a one-off licence fee of £19.95 plus VAT. We will then set up a dedicated account for your organisation on our revolutionary HR platform. Each basic check will cost you £35 inc VAT.

Make a more informed recruitment decision

  • Fast: You can request the check online in a matter of minutes. The certificate will be sent to you in the post typically between 3-10 working days. To make an even quicker decision, we will email you before it’s sent to indicate if the result is clear or not.
  • Pay as you go: No minimum contract period or minimum monthly fees. Just pay for what you need.
  • Easy to use: The online system simplifies requesting and managing checks. The clear dashboard lets you see at a glance the status of all applicants and automatic alerts are sent when checks are completed to keep you informed.
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Registration to the online platform will incur a charge of £19.95 + VAT.

Any Questions?

Contact us via live chat, email or call us on 0843 1780818

Any Questions?

Contact us via live chat, email or call us on:

0843 1780818

Testimonials

"uChecks service is a professional, easy to use application process, both for the employee and the employer, the service is fast and support from uCheck is excellent."

"We have been using uCheck for several years and have always found the application process very easy to understand and action requests, any time we have had queries we have been able to speak to the customer service team and these have been resolved both quickly and professionally. We often recommend uCheck to clients due to the professional, friendly service we have always received."

"We have been working with UCheck for a short period of time but in that time we have been pleased with the process, it is quick, fast and efficient. The portal is user-friendly and easy to use, for employers it really does take 5 minutes to process a DBS check! We are happy with the quick turnaround and our Account Manager, Tori Bulley, has been really helpful and quick at answering any queries we have. Working with UCheck has only added to what we offer as a business."

"We have used the services of u Check since June 2014 and have been impressed with the professional, prompt and efficient service which we receive from them. The on-line system is really easy to use and the DBS Applications are processed quickly. Thank you for providing a great service and keep up the good work."