Enhanced background checking

Have confidence in your hiring decisions

When you’re hiring volunteers or employees to work with children and vulnerable adults, you don’t have the luxury of time. You need experienced and trustworthy people available to support as quickly as possible and recruiting them shouldn’t be a chore.

But you have a duty to keep these vulnerable groups safe and that means making sure candidates have completed an appropriate check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales).

These checks can be complex and are often completed incorrectly, slowing down the process for you. It also requires the sharing of very sensitive information; emailing and photocopying personal documents, or keeping personal information in paper archives means potentially falling below minimum regulatory standards.

Get to work on the things that matter faster

Enabling candidates to complete DBS checks from their own device speeds up the process, improves accuracy and means it can be done remotely, at their own convenience.

You’ll receive an indicative result in 72 hours, so you can progress with the next steps of onboarding while you wait on the paper certificate. Our product team works hard to provide your candidate with an accessible, intuitive and trustworthy platform, keeping their sensitive information safe. Benefit from our end-to-end encryption and privacy by design.

All the checks you need in one place

Identity reports

UK wide

Compare client information against multiple government databases and sources for compliance with the latest UK and EU anti-money laundering requirements.

Photo ID verification


Request document verification with face-match scanning to check the authenticity of documents from over 195 countries.

Basic DBS check

Check candidates in England and Wales for low risk roles on the Police National Computer for details of current criminal convictions.

Standard DBS check

Check candidates working in a position of trust for previous and current convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings.

Enhanced DBS check

Check candidates working with vulnerable groups for previous and current convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings plus any local police information that might be relevant.

Barred lists DBS check

Add on to your Enhanced DBS check to make sure candidates don’t feature on lists of people barred from working with vulnerable groups.

How it works

1. Select checks and send request

Your recruiting team sends a request for pre-employment checks via secure email link.

2. Checks are completed remotely or in-person

From their own device the candidate securely submits their information and documents for verification. While DBS requires you to see physical copies of ID documentation at some point in the process, this can be carried out later to prevent any hold-ups.

3. Review submitted documentation and results

Candidate documentation and verification report are received, stored and encrypted within your Amiqus account. You can then submit to DBS and you’ll receive an indicative result in 72 hours.

Book a demo

By booking a demo you’ll get a personalised product walkthrough, advice on your specific business needs and an overview of Amiqus pricing plans.