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BPSS Screening

BPSS Screening

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) screening is essential for individuals who work in government-contracted roles, particularly those who have access to sensitive information or assets. It is common for those working in the energy, communications, technology, and financial sectors to require BPSS screening.


BPSS screening is also nationally recognised and used by many organisations across the UK. If you are considering implementing a pre-employment screening solution within your organisation, BPSS is an excellent starting point.


Our secure online platform makes BPSS-compliant screening both fast and simple.


Checks included


The BPSS check comprises four elements, referred to as RICE. Criteria for each element must be met to ensure BPSS clearance.


Right to work – a candidate's entitlement to UK employment, nationality and immigration status is verified
Identity – ID is confirmed, and identity documentation is verified
Criminal record – a basic Disclosure criminal record check, carried out through DBS
Employment history – verification of a candidate's 3-year career history


Any period spent overseas that is greater than 6 months must also be investigated. Conflict International has extensive global reach and local language capabilities, allowing us to rapidly return accurate international checks.


Key Information


- The screening process begins as soon as we receive a completed application, our team complete the checks thoroughly and as quickly as possible.
- Our online screening portal negates the requirement for paperwork, with the screening outcome and report delivered digitally.
- To discuss your requirements, or for more information on pricing and turnaround, please contact us at our London Head Office on +44 (0)20 7917 2939 or email us.


FAQ's


- I am a contractor, can Conflict International process a BPSS screening on my behalf?


Yes, we can complete a one-off screening for those in contracted roles who are required to source BPSS screening. please contact us on +44 (0)20 7917 2939 or email us to get started.


- How long does BPSS screening take?


Checks can take up to 14 days to complete due to the timeframes of external agencies forming a necessary component of the screening i.e., criminal record checks, however, most are done a lot faster. Our team work diligently to ensure you have the screening outcome without delay.


- Can a candidate fail BPSS screening?


BPSS is intended as a risk assessment tool to reduce the hiring of unsuitable candidates into positions of trust. As such there are no predetermined pass/fail criteria however applicants must meet right-to-work requirements, please contact us to discuss any specific cases.


- What will show up on a candidate's criminal record check?


A basic DBS check will show any unspent convictions held on an applicant's criminal record.


- For how long is a BPSS check valid?


There is no outlined validity period for BPSS screening, as the details contained within the report are a point-in-time reflection of the information verified. Conflict International recommend re-screening candidates every three years to ensure continued compliance with the screening standard.


To discuss your requirements, or for more information on pricing and turnaround, please contact us at our London Head Office on +44 (0)20 7917 2939 or email us.


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