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Easy to use solutions for individuals and organisations
AuthentiQuest offers solutions for business and individuals with prices starting from just £4.
Checks for spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands, and final warnings
All the points of a standard check. Also checks for any information held by local police that’s reasonably considered relevant to the role being applied for
Enhanced with list
Enhanced with list check is the same as an enhanced check and includes a check of the DBS barred lists. An employer can only ask for a barred list check for specific roles.
Fast, Reliable and Confidential DBS checks
AuthentiQuest is a secure online solution that allows organisations to electronically submit applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Disclosure Scotland (DS) to perform criminal record checks on job applicants and employees.
Your Complete DBS Service
- Easy to use and admin fees from just £4
- Track progress of applications online
- Confirmation of DBS/DS check results before candidate
- Multiple user access and privileges depending on your requirements
- Customised branding
- Dedicated Account Manager with free training included
- Available 24/7 via all mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop devices
Having now used the system for a while, I just wanted to say how AuthentiQuest has enabled us to significantly reduce the turnaround times of DBS checks for our employees.
AuthentiQuest is very easy to use and has significantly improved our DBS screening process.
The team is very efficient, always responding promptly and helping to resolve any queries we have.
Thank you for your continuous help and support
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
The States of Guernsey uses the AuthentiQuest system to process DBS checks, where required, for our employees and volunteers.
The system has enabled us to significantly reduce the turnaround times of the checks as it is very intuitive and can be customised to suit organisational needs, and is automatically updated with the DBS result.
AuthentiQuest is also very user friendly and has allowed us to simplify the screening process for the applicants and the recruitment team
States of Guernsey
AuthentiQuest is a quick and simple system for DBS checks. The software runs smoothly and some DBS checks have cleared the day after submission which really helps our recruitment process to be efficient
The Streetly Academy
Bulk DVLA License Checks
Safeguard from illegal drivers, and have peace of mind that employees who are required to drive are legally permitted to do so.
Our service is fully compliant with The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Section 87) and is ISO27001 certified.
- Penalty Points and Disqualifications
- Expired licence or category
- Incorrect address
- Imposed restrictions
- Automatic re-checks against scheduled timelines
With multiple benefits, including speeding up recruitment processes, excellent customer service and helpdesk support, and detailed reports of all licence checks, we help businesses to ensure best practice at all times.
Our services benefit many highly reputable organisations and public bodies, including the NHS, central and local government and educational institutions, providing them with stricter screening processes, reduced costs and improved efficiencies.
Everything you need to know about DBS checks
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is a criminal record check. This was formally known as a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check. This is a record of an individual’s convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings. If someone has a criminal record then this will show up on a DBS check and may prevent them from being able to work with vulnerable groups (such as children and the elderly). The Disclosure and Barring Service are responsible for processing requests for criminal records checks and placing or removing people from the DBS children’s barred list and adults’ barred list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The DBS check is a vetting process which searches the applicant’s name and personal details against criminal records and other sources, including the PNC (Police National Computer).
DBS Checks and licensing bodies can request a DBS check; an employee cannot apply for a DBS Check themselves. Instead, they can request a basic disclosure from Disclosure Scotland (you don’t have to be from Scotland to do this). An employer will get an application form from DBS or an umbrella body. An umbrella body is a registered body that gives access to DBS checks. The employer will then need to give the paper application form or online form to fill in. The applicant will then return the form, along with all the relevant documents to prove their identity. The employer will then send this to the registered body or DBS.
Individuals can apply for a Basic DBS check. However, DBS does now allow individuals to request Standard or Enhanced checks. Standard and Enhanced checks can only be requested by organisations that are allowed to see your full criminal record history as per ROA Exceptions Order 1975.
CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks came into place in 2002. Previously people were only checked against List 99. This is a list of those barred from working with children monitored by the Department for Education. The new vetting system offered by the CRB included the introduction of the local police authority checks. This allowed employers to have more information about a potential employee before making recruitment decisions. CRB Checks are now referred to as DBS Checks which means you cannot request a CRB Check. DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) was formed from a merger of the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and the ISA (Independent Safeguarding Authority) in 2012. Previously CRB did all criminal record searches and the ISA managed the Adults and Children’s Barred Lists. Enhanced DBS checks can provide any additional information from local police authorities.
Enhanced DBS checks are required for any role included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. This included (but not limited to): Roles working near children and vulnerable adults, teachers, foster carers, carers, NHS professionals.
Standard DBS checks are required for roles including (but not limited to) solicitor/barrister, accountant, veterinary surgeon, football stewards, traffic warden, members of the Master Locksmith Association, applying for security industry licence and FCA ‘Approved Persons’ roles.