|International Background Screening Resource Center: UNITED KINGDOM INFORMATION|
International Background Screening Companies:
International Background Screening – Privacy and Data Protection Laws:
- Data Protection Act
- Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations
- The CIPD Fact Sheet provides introductory guidance on the law associated with data protection and privacy provides an action plan for employers.
International Background Screening – Education Verification Sources and Methods:
International Background Screening – Criminal Background Screening Requirements and Practices:
The Criminal Record Check Process – For Organisations
Employers may need to use criminal record checks as part of their recruitment processes.
A criminal records check processed through by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) provides details of an individual’s criminal record. For certain roles it will also include information held on the DBS’s children and adults barred lists, together with any information held locally by police forces that is reasonably considered to be relevant to the applied for post.
These checks are to assist employers in making safer recruitment and licensing decisions. However a check is just one part of robust recruitment practice. When a check has been processed by the DBS and completed the employer and individual will receive a DBS certificate.
International Background Screening – Criminal Justice System:
International Background Screening – Immigration Information:
International Background Screening – Credit Check Laws and Requirements:
International Background Screening – Drug Testing:
International Background Screening – Terrorist Information:
International Background Screening – Vulnerable Population Laws and Sexual Predators Information:
Disclosure and Barring
Information on changes to disclosure and barring, which will come into force in September 2012, is available in the leaflets below. There is a leaflet covering England and Wales, as well as a separate leaflet for changes in Northern Ireland. There is also a Welsh language version.
You can read the roadshow presentation, which outlines the work of government since the reviews into the criminal records regime and vetting and barring scheme were completed. There are also two information packs, which provide information to help organisations make decisions about CRB checks as part of their employment processes.
All the documents are available to download below:
- Changes to disclosure and barring: what you need to know (England and Wales)
- Changes to disclosure and barring: what you need to know (Northern Ireland)
- Changes to disclosure and barring: what you need to know (Welsh)
- Disclosure and barring roadshow presentation
- Supporting information pack (first edition)
- Supporting information pack (second edition)
Sex Offences Act 2003
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups
International Background Screening – Freedom of Information Law:
International Background Screening – General Information:
Fraud Prevention Resources
CIFAS is the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service with 270 Members spread across banking, credit cards, asset finance, retail credit, mail order, insurance, savings and investments, telecommunications, factoring, and share dealing. Members share information about identified frauds in the fight to prevent further fraud. CIFAS is unique and is the world’s first not for profit fraud prevention data sharing scheme.