Frequently Asked Questions
Our typical charge for a Standard Check is £35 (inc.VAT)
DBS fee: £23
Our admin fee: £10 plus VAT
We work on a volume based model, so if you are processing a significant number of applications per year, it’s likely that we will be able to lower the fee for you.
A Standard Check contains both spent and unspent convictions so usually takes longer than a Basic Check to complete. 56% of our higher level checks are turned around within 24 hours whereas our average is typically 5-6 working days. However, the police and the DBS have a 60-day service level agreement so some checks can take 8 weeks or more depending on which police forces need to be involved in the check and the background information of the applicant that they’re checking.
FCA regulated positions, Football stewards, Master Locksmiths, Barristers, Accountants, Vets and Lawyers. If you are unsure about what level of check you should apply for, please get in touch with our team via live chat, email or by giving us a ring on 01978510100.
Roles in positions of high responsibility require a Standard Check to prove that an individual has no prior offences for industry-sensitive matters such as financial misconduct or fraud.
Theoretically, a DBS check never expires. This is because the information that is contained in the check was true at the time of issue. However, best practise dictates that a DBS check should be renewed every three years or less as part of an organisation’s risk management policy although it is up to the organisation to determine how regularly their employee’s DBS checks should be renewed.