Independent Sector organisations employ staff to work in regulated roles, positions of trust and licensed posts all of which require criminal record checks.
Care Homes, Domiciliary Care Agencies, Day Care Centres etc
Independent Hospitals, Clinics, Therapeutic services, private Dental Practices, Opticians, Chiropodists, Chiropractors, Nursing Agencies, Medical Locum Agencies, Private Ambulances, Pharmacists and Pharmacy staff etc
All companies tendering for contracts in Public Sector education or health facilities etc
Private Security contractors, Secure Transfer escorts, CCTV operatives, Bailiffs etc.
Regulatory licensing legislation is strictly enforced by the Financial Standards Authority (FSA). The FSA require licensed organisations to adhere to stringent recruitment and vetting standards, including criminal record checks.
Frequently have a responsibility to the public as they make ‘suitability’ and ‘fitness to practice’ decisions, qualifying an individual to join their professional affiliation.
Organisations that monitor children’s Social Networking sites. All roles require criminal record checks which are concerned with the monitoring for the purposes of child protection, of communications by means of the internet. Any office, employment or other work which is concerned with the establishment or operation of a database under section 12 of the Children Act 2004 , and which is of such a kind as to enable the holder of that office or employment, or the person engaged in that work, to have access to information included in the database. Any office, employment of other work which is of such a kind that the person is or may be permitted or required to be given access to a database under section 12 of Children Act 2004. Any work which is normally concerned with the provision of any form of information, advice or guidance wholly or mainly to children which relates to their physical, emotional or educational well-being and is provided by means of telephone or other form of electronic communication including the internet and mobile telephone text messaging.
Direct, unsupervised, regular contact with vulnerable groups, school taxis, school busses, Private ambulances, vulnerable adult transport. Legislation is constantly changing. Disclosure Services will guide you through the disclosure process for new recruits and existing staff. Criminal record checks can only be requested by organisations that meet the eligibility criteria to ask the Exempted Question under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Self Employed people and individuals cannot apply for either a Standard or Enhanced criminal record check.
Our Downloads and Links pages will help you establish posts that are eligible for criminal record checks. New posts and roles are added on a regular basis, brought about by legislative changes. The list is not exhaustive. For full details click on the link; Eligible Roles
Forthcoming Infrastructure Upgrades
31 July 2017
In order to maintain robust and comprehensive systems, Disclosure Services are undertaking a major investment in infrastructure for our systems and services.
We're commencing implementation from 1st August 2017 and you may notice small changes to how our Invoices look when you receive them.
We will keep you updated of further system and operational improvements.