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BPSS - Basic Personal Security Check

BPSS checks, which stands for Baseline Personnel Security Standard checks, are a type of security clearance used in the United Kingdom. These checks are designed to assess the suitability of individuals who are being considered for certain types of employment, particularly within government departments, agencies, and organizations dealing with sensitive information or critical infrastructure. The purpose of BPSS checks is to ensure that individuals have a baseline level of security clearance before being granted access to such roles.

The BPSS is not a formal security clearance, but rather a basic level of vetting that helps determine an individual’s integrity, trustworthiness, and reliability. It consists of four key components:

  1. Identity Check: This involves verifying the candidate’s identity, typically through documents such as passports, driving licenses, and birth certificates. The purpose is to establish the individual’s true identity and confirm that they are who they claim to be. Here at The Background Checker we use Biometric Software to verify the identity of the person. (approved by
  2. RTW Check :The “Right to Work” check refers to a verification process undertaken by employers to determine if a job applicant or employee has the legal right to work in a particular country. This check is commonly performed to comply with immigration laws and regulations and ensure that individuals hired for employment are eligible to work legally.
  3. Employment History Check: Verification: This component focuses on validating the candidate’s employment history. Employers or references may be contacted to verify the accuracy of the information provided by the individual, including the duration of previous employments and positions held.
  4. Criminal Record Check: A criminal record check is conducted to determine if the individual has any relevant criminal convictions. This process involves searching databases such as the Police National Computer (PNC) and other criminal records repositories to identify any previous convictions or cautions.

The BPSS checks are often conducted by the employer or a designated vetting authority, depending on the nature of the role and the organization involved. The level of checks may vary depending on the sensitivity of the position, with higher-level security clearances required for roles involving access to classified information or working on projects of national importance.

It is important to note that BPSS checks are considered a minimum requirement for security clearance and are not as extensive as higher-level clearances such as Developed Vetting (DV) or Security Check (SC). However, they serve as an initial screening process to identify any potential risks or concerns before granting an individual access to sensitive information or critical infrastructure.

Overall, BPSS checks play a crucial role in ensuring the security and integrity of organizations and government departments by providing a baseline assessment of individuals’ suitability for certain roles. By conducting these checks, employers can make informed decisions about granting access to sensitive information.

In Short the BPSS Check consists of 4 checks on the Candidate.

  • Identity Verification (using Biometric)
  • Right To Work Check
  • CRB – UK criminal checks, also known as a DBS Check
  • Employment Verification Checks (covering 3 years)

We offer packaged checks starting from £88.00 + VAT  per candidate

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