What we check

SecureSearch is flexible — select the checks and validations you need, and speak to us about specialist checks for your industry.


Eligibility to Work Verification -

Passport and Visa check

Is the document legitimate? We check document identity numbers against official algorithms or databases.

Identity verification

Are they who they say they are? We verify ID against multiple sources, and cross reference the results.


Criminal Record Checks

Basic Disclosure

This is the most common disclosure – it’s used in all industries, for all types of candidate. This criminal record check searches the Police National Computer (PNC) for convictions which are not spent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. It discloses all such convictions, or says there are none. As it discloses only unspent convictions, a basic disclosure is available to any individual applying for, or already employed in, any position.

Standard disclosure

This level of criminal record check discloses details of all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings on the Police National Computer (PNC). In order to submit a DBS application for a standard check, an individual must meet certain eligibility criteria.

Enhanced disclosure

This level of criminal record check discloses details of all spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands, inclusion on children's or adults lists (if it's relevant to the job) and warnings on the Police National Computer (PNC). In order to submit a DBS application for a standard check, an individual must meet certain eligibility criteria.


Employment verification

This collects factual information about your candidate’s work history. Former employers can respond via email which allows you to compare your candidate’s employment claims.

Employment gap verification

We combat the issue of undisclosed periods of employment by combining a variety of verification techniques to establish a timeline for each candidate. It highlights any prolonged gaps in their professional or academic history which your candidate has concealed.


Adverse financial summary – UK

We can verify a candidate’s credit worthiness, without leaving a trace on a candidate’s credit file. The enquiry will disclose any County Court Judgments, bankruptcies, administration orders, and insolvencies.


Global sanctions check

Concerned about links to terror or terror financing? Our comprehensive sanctions check searches 160 sanctions and watch lists.

DVLA report

Do you want them behind the wheel of a company vehicle? We can gather information on impaired driving charges, speeding, and other driving offences. We also create a cross reference guide to decipher coding and information provided by the DVLA.

Academic qualification check

We carry out education verifications directly with registrars and administration offices. We verify a candidate’s highest qualification claims including GCSE/A Level/degrees, diplomas with information on the official files.

Professional membership verification

Our professional qualification verifications allow you to comply with regulations, while protecting your organisation from dishonest individuals who have perhaps embellished their CV.

Directorship search

Checks for any past and current directorships. This will help build a picture of the candidate’s suitability for a role, and identify any past or current interests not yet provided.

International checks

International checks are subject to the regulations for the specific country and may need additional information from the candidate. These can be discussed with you case-by-case.


“Since moving to SecureSearch to look after our PES process last year we have received a seamless, clear and efficient process. We have confidence in the process and know we are keeping our customers safe by utilising such a robust PES process with SecureSearch. Jenny and the team are extremely knowledgeable, professional and thorough in their investigations. Thank you for putting our mind at rest!” - Recruitment Manager