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Criminal Record Checks

Agenda Security Services has the expertise, systems, security and know how to make criminal record checking as simple as possible for you. Registered as an Umbrella Body and e-bulk provider with the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS), formerly known as the Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) and with a proven track record Agenda is well placed to provide you with services that will save you time and effort, provide a confidential and responsive service and includes the additional benefits listed below:

Criminal Record Checks Unsure which check applies? Call us for free advice on 08456 44 55 46.

Criminal Record Checks Options

Type of Check


Cost including VAT & fee

Basic Disclosure Basic criminal checks are available for all types of employment and voluntary positions (except for those covered by the Standard and Enhanced DBS). The Basic criminal check provides details of all unspent convictions, is not job-specific and is available for all UK residents. £43.00
Standard DBS Disclosure Standard DBS checks are for people entering certain professions, such as members of the legal and accountancy professions. Standard checks contain the following:

Convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings held in England and Wales on the Police National Computer, the most relevant convictions in Scotland and Northern Ireland may also be included.

For information on which check applies see:
Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Enhanced DBS Disclosure & Barred Lists
Enhanced DBS checks are for posts that involve work in a “Regulated Activity” and for a regulated activity provider with children or vulnerable adults. Enhanced checks are also issued for certain statutory purposes such as gaming and lottery licenses. Enhanced checks contain the same information as Standard checks but with the addition of any locally held police force information considered relevant to the job role.

An enhanced check with information from the DBS’s children and/or adults barred list is only available for those individuals engaged in regulated activity with children and /or adults and a small number of posts as listed in the Police Act regulations, for example prospective adoptive parents.
Volunteer Disclosure Standard and Enhanced criminal checks for volunteers do not incur a Disclosure fee so only the administration fee applies. £18.00
Adult First check The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) Adult First check searches the Department of Health’s list of people who it bars from working with vulnerable adults. Those employing people to posts that involve working with vulnerable adults may be able to request a check of the Vulnerable Adults’ Barred list. ISA Adult First described in Department of Health guidance as, where a care worker may be allowed to start work in a care home, for a domiciliary care agency, or as an adult placement carer before a DBS check has been issued.

ISA Adult First checks can only be applied for if you submit a DBS Enhanced Disclosure application.

All of the above costs include identification and address validation, administration and any standard postage charges and all agency fees including VAT, however additional costs may be incurred for the return of original documents by special delivery if required.

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