In association with our partner Verifile, we are now able to offer additional online checks to the Enhanced DBS Service, directly through the app.
The new "Online Checks" section for Schools/Trusts to use to record online and social media information as per the latest KCSiE guidelines. KCSiE 2022 recommends that educational settings should consider conducting online searches as part of their due diligence during the recruitment process.
Below we have outlined what these additional services include and how much they cost. If you would like more information you can email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verifile's search will check an individual's online reputation across various social media platforms, identifying both positive and negative aspects of their online activity.
The search looks for positive activities such as charitable and volunteering work, as well as inappropriate content such as illegal activities, discriminatory or hateful behaviour, violence, extreme views, potential addictions, or sexually explicit content.
The search is using artificial intelligence to translate content from most languages into English. All reports include a screen grab of the social media profile page and any ‘red flag’ material found. You can read more about their social media screening service by clicking here.
The social media search costs £42.50 and takes 2-4 working days.
Drawing on a global press database of over 20,000 news sources, we'll search for any appearances by an individual in the media, based on their name and the contents of their CV.
Verifile covers all overseas major newswires, newspapers, magazines, trade journals and other specialised industry publications, with archives going back over 20 years. The final report, provided in English, will highlight articles (supplied in full) suspected to be relevant to the subject.
The media search costs £62.50 and takes 1-2 working days.
Using their current name and keywords from their CV, we'll search for information on an individual in over 1000 search engines, including the 'invisible web'.
"1000 search engines in 120 specialised categories, some based on language or country, including the "Invisible Web", which is hidden to generic search engines."
The internet search costs £42.50 and takes 1-2 working days.
If you would like to trial this new feature or would like further information, please email our support team at email@example.com