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BS7858 clearance is a code of practice set by the BSI which provides an employment screening standard for companies looking to meet the high standards required for candidates working in a secure or high-risk environment.

We will provide you a report which can be shown to any third party as proof of screening.

These checks allow you to show due diligence in the recruitment process and safeguard against any possible future litigation or government fines.

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Full PDF Reports

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Criminal history check

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All employees no matter their origin need a right to work check as per legislation.

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To authenticate the subjects name address and any aliases.

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Confirm Identity and check for CCJ's.

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Confirmation of the last 5 years of employment history with references.


BS7858 Screening

"After explaining our requirement for a quick turnaround, Secure Screening Services provided a fantastic service. The team listened to our requirements and we were given great advice on the best products to suit our needs. Above all, the updates and consistency of communication really stood out and were greatly appreciated by our team. Thank you, we thoroughly recommend and will be using the service again."

Bethany Rosary - Product Delivery and Support Specialist – Utilidex

BS7858 Clearance

"Secure Screening Services are an excellent company to work with, delivery is quick, concise, comprehensive and secure.  No hesitation in recommending you use them."

KKC Facilities Management UK Ltd.

BS7858 Check

"Secure screening services helped me to complete BPSS screenings for 25 individuals. I didn’t know what a BPSS screening was or the process that went with it! The team walked me through it every step of the way, they were always on hand to answer questions and made me feel supported in a process I was unfamiliar with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and will be using them again should we need more screenings completed."

Holly Stone, Bailey & French

BS7858 employee screening

"Secure Screening Services are a valuable partner to our business. As a recruitment agency, we are required to perform background checks for a number of our Clients in a short period of time which can be an administrational burden and also time-consuming. Their platform is very easy to use with the team providing quick results."

Taryn Watson – Operations Manager at Human Capital Ventures Ltd.


When you select us as your screening partner, whether it’s for our BPSS service or other pre-employment screening, you’re choosing a service with a fast turnaround time that’s competitively priced, with a process that’s designed to be simple. For example, we know everyone hates having to fruitlessly trawl through a website looking for prices, only to then have to email a sales team and endure the sales pitch before you can find out how much the service will cost you! As we focus on your needs, not our own, we have easy to find pricing on our website.

With no minimum order or sign up cost, you only ever pay for the checks you need through our easy to use portal. If you have a high volume of candidates to screen then you can make use of our bulk upload facility, giving you more time to spend on your to-do list (or enjoying a well-deserved coffee break on us!)

We're not big fans of email contact forms, automated phone services and signposting to FAQ pages when all you want to do is speak to someone. That’s why our phone will always be answered by one of our screening team who are ready to help you out. Whether you need us to prioritise your candidate to hit a tight deadline or you just want to check that we’ve received your payment, we’re always just a phone call away.

Frequently asked questions

The BS7858:2019 standard is the code of practice released by the BSI which entails best practices and guidelines for the security screening of people employed within a secure environment. This is also used as the screening standard for organisations looking to achieve any ISO certification.

The BS7858 clearance standard includes

  • Basic DBS check
  • 5-Year employment history with a 31-day gap analysis
  • Right to Work Check
  • Credit check with PEP and Sanctions
  • ID verification.

The BS7858 is valid for five years from the date of issue and should re retained by the employer for seven years after employment has ended.

At Secure Screening Services we aim to take the complexity out of the BS7858 screening process to ensure that you receive compliant BS7858:2019 screening. Our user-friendly and GDPR compliant online screening portal can be accessed anytime, anywhere, ensuring the prompt turnaround times you need. Upon completion, we provide a full PDF report for your own records and as proof of BS7858 clearance for clients or auditors. With our knowledgeable and professional staff on-hand to answer any queries you may have, applying for a BS7858 check has never been simpler.

BS7858 level checks are a core part of what we at Secure Screening Services do, and we have many years of experience in handling sensitive information with the utmost professionalism, ensuring regulatory compliance. Our team is there to support you every step of the way and our comprehensive pay-as-you-go BS7858 screening package will ensure your confidence in your people and allow you to fulfil your legal and regulatory obligations, all for just £129.00 per candidate.

Secure Screening Services recognises that the responsibilities of managers and employers can be heavy - yet it remains crucial to carry out diligent BS7858 background checks and assessments on any prospective or current team members. It's also particularly vital when your organisation employs staff that may hold positions of responsibility, with a duty of care to your end service users.

Our service is designed to work for you and provide a system to alleviate the administrative and time pressures associated with screening your staff - so you can focus on what you do best.

Our BS7858 assessments are not intrusive, won't stall your recruitment programme, and are conducted with the utmost respect for privacy.

We work fast, and we're thorough.

If you have an urgent appointment or need an expedited BS7858 screening service, please give the team a call so we can advise on the quickest possible turnaround times to ensure you're good to go.

Click here to start screening your people today, and if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The team are always more than happy to help!

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