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UK Private Investigators

Private Investigator Background Checks provided by UKPI. Utilising one of the largest UK databases and other non public sources, we have provided effective screening information on individuals since 1997. Whether you’re seeking a background investigation for legal employment, criminal record checks, credit checks, pre-employment screening, social media verification or any other investigation, speak to a member of our team today.

Online Background & Criminal Record Screening

Criminal Record Checks

Employers are able to check someone's criminal record, no matter which role you apply for, utilising the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Checks). Ensure that you're making the best possible decision for your business or your family, by getting the information you need to know about someone.

Employee Screening Checks

Comprehensive screening process and investigations provided by UK Private Investigators. Utilising one of the largest UK databases we have provided effective screening information on individuals since 1997.

Individual / Personal Record Checks

Has a new person come into your family? Is your son or daughter dating someone that you don't feel comfortable with? Perhaps you have been chatting with someone on a dating site and are now thinking of taking the relationship to the next level? If any of these scenarios apply, one of our discreet and comprehensive background checks will give you the peace of mind and security you deserve and allow you to make the right decision, based on FACTS. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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Conducting a check on someones background in the UK is becoming increasingly popular amongst the public and throughout the last decade. The valuable information that is gleaned from these checks are starting to hold true to organisations and individuals who now see its true worth. Whether these searches are conducted for personal or corporate reasons, they ultimately allow the user to make smarter, better and informed decisions on a broad range of subjects. With the addition of fraud on the rise, it also allows for increased security for individuals who operate in business, education or government within the UK.

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Background Check Services

It’s an unavoidable truth: on first meeting an individual, you have no source of information about them other than what they choose to tell you. This holds true for potential business partners, tenants, life partners, company employees, and those employed in particularly sensitive positions such as housekeepers and care providers for the young and elderly.

Our detailed pre-screening and historic checks provide you with all the information you require to take an informed decision on your situation, including DBS checks. Whether you are looking to recruit new staff and need employment screening checks, or perhaps you have entered into a new relationship but are suspicious of a past criminal record, we can help you to uncover the truth behind any person. We operate throughout the United Kingdom and abroad, so it does not matter where the subject is currently living, or has resided in the past.

Standard Background Check

Our standard package will consist of the following items:

  • Current Address and Telephone Number
  • Recent address history.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Aliases.
  • Births related to the person.
  • Marriages.
  • Property Ownership.
  • Estimated property values.
  • Bankruptcies and County Court Judgments.
  • Relatives information.
  • Roommates and neighbours.
  • Employment history.
  • Divorces.
  • Personal Assets, where possible.
  • Businesses live and failed.

Enhanced Background Check

Our enhanced package will consist of the following items:

  • Current Address and Telephone Number
  • Recent address history.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Aliases.
  • Births related to the person.
  • Marriages.
  • Property Ownership.
  • Estimated property values.
  • Bankruptcies and County Court Judgments.
  • Relatives information.
  • Roommates and neighbours.
  • Employment history.
  • Divorces.
  • Personal Assets, where possible.
  • Businesses live and failed.
  • Press, media and internet history.
  • Previous address and linked address searches.
  • Professional capabilities.
  • International sanctions list checks.
  • Reported criminal activity.

For organisations, it is important to ensure that you are making the right decision when it comes to hiring a new employee. By not conducting a screening or determining if a new employee has any criminal activity on their file puts you and your business at risk from a broad range of activities that you may not desire. Best to take a look at your own Privacy Policy or even the DBS checks of an individual. Likewise, for mortgage companies and financial services, we can provide fair credit reporting, conviction records, court records, driving records in order to provide a full breakdown of your consumers to give you a full background screening record.

Obviously you can add ANYTHING else to the list (enhanced background check only) when you instruct us to proceed and these additional checks will be FREE of CHARGE unless advised otherwise.

Background checks can be utilised to obtain a broad range of information from an individual. Whether it’s use for financial services, court records, arrest records or require that extra peace of mind that the person who you’re dealing with is the right one, then contact us today.

Enhanced DBS Checks

Check Someone's History

It’s an unavoidable truth: on first meeting an individual, you have no source of information about them other than what they choose to tell you. This holds true for potential business partners, tenants, life partners, company employees, and those employed in particularly sensitive positions such as housekeepers and care providers for the young and elderly.
Our detailed background checks provide you with all the information you require to take an informed decision on your situation. We operate throughout the United Kingdom and abroad, so it does not matter where the subject is currently living, or has resided in the past.

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Enhanced Employee Screening

Background Checks for Employers

With our background check service, you can find out everything about a potential employee or director without ever having to give them any personal information. Our data and tools will provide the insight necessary for making an informed decision on who should be part of your team - so all it takes is one short conversation with our team of investigators!
Hiring the wrong person could do more than just risk internal fraud or income loss - it's also a matter of business reputation. Background checks don't have to be difficult, time-consuming and costly; with assistance from UK Private Investigators, due diligence is easy.
The person you’re about to hire may not be who they say on their resume. A potential candidate providing fraudulent identification could cause your DBS criminal check, which is designed for checking whether someone has been convicted of a crime and should therefore never pass through it without serious issues - especially since there are many ways that people can have valid reasons why obtaining one would benefit them personally in some way (for example if certain disabilities prevent holding an actual job). Social media accounts often reflect real life behaviour; seeing what's going on inside someone’s head will give insight into how trustworthy or unreliable he/she might turn out being when hired!

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Pre-Employment Screening Records

Recent studies reveal that 92.5% of Brits have committed fraud by lying about their experience on a CV or application for employment, but there is an easy way for you catch these dishonest applicants early - just check if the information matches what they say it does in real life with accurate background employment checks.

With so many people admitting they've done this, catching these cheats early on simplifies things greatly for all involved: You are not wasting your resources interviewing someone unqualified when there are better options available.

We know that applicants want to impress employers, but they might be willing and even eager take advantage of a job opportunity by exaggerating their qualifications or accomplishments. With our background check services for authenticating time spent in both work AND education; this could make all the difference between hiring an unqualified fantasist or a true high-flyer!

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Employers Interview Screening Process

Company directors are in charge of managing the day-to-day running a business, but they don't know everything. Understanding their background can help you build positive relationships with them - while also helping to spot potential problems before it becomes too late!
When you're looking for a director, it's important to make sure they are suitable. We can review their current and previous appointments determine if there is anything against them that would prevent them from being appointed as one in your own company or forming business associations with this individual. Having comprehensive company credit information alongside their checks can give you peace of mind when deciding who should be given this important position in your organisation

Detailed Report on Someone's Past History

Background Check Investigations

Have you ever been worried about who you're hiring? Do you want to ensure that the person you're hiring is qualified and trustworthy? If so, you'll need to get a background check. This is an investigation of a person's criminal record, credit history, and employment history. By doing this, you can make sure that the person you're hiring is someone you can trust and won't cause any problems for you or your business. There are many different types of reviews you can do, so it's important to find the one that's right for your needs. Keep reading to learn more about the way we carry out and the different types of checks that are available.

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What is a background check?

Background Checks for Employers

Employers should always perform the necessary screening on their potential employees to ensure the safety of both employees and the company. Background checks can be used to check criminal history, employment history, enhanced DBS checks and anything else that could be relevant to the job. By doing this, employers can protect themselves from potential liability issues, and ensure that their security is always up to date. It's important to remember that background checks aren't just for large companies - even small businesses should be taking precautions to keep their employees safe. By conducting regular background checks, you'll be able to identify any potential problems early on and take appropriate action.

Company Background Checks

Background checks are an important part of the hiring process for many companies. They help to avoid fraudulent hires and protect your company from potential lawsuits. There are a variety of services that can be used to conduct a background check, so make sure you find the right one for your needs. Some offer free consultations, so don't hesitate to get in touch!

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Online Dating Checks (Safety First)

Online dating can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it's important to be safe and secure. That's why it's always best to do a background check on your potential partner. There are various websites and services that offer background checks, so be sure to choose the right one for you. Once you have selected a provider, make sure to complete the search properly. Make sure to read the instructions carefully, and make sure you understand what is being asked of you. Although these can be time-consuming, they're the responsible thing to do - and you'll feel better knowing that nobody is getting into your home without your permission.

Employee Background & Screening Checks

Employee backgrounds are an important part of keeping your business safe. Not only do they help you identify any potential threats, but they can also help you prevent employee theft and other criminal activity. To make sure you're getting the most comprehensive and accurate background check possible, you should also conduct a credit history check and a national security clearance check on all new hires. Additionally, make sure you're doing everything possible to keep your business safe, like using a secure email server and up-to-date antivirus software. A criminal record search can help you identify anyone who may pose a threat to your business. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your employee background check today!

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Nanny Background Checks

Hiring a nanny can be a daunting task, but it's essential to ensure the safety and security of your family. That's where a nanny background check comes in. By doing a thorough search, you can find someone who has a clean record and is compatible with your child. Some common factors to look for in a nanny include criminal history, driving records, and immigration status. By conducting a nanny background check, you'll be ensuring that your family is safe and sound!

Do you require a background check?

Hiring a person can be a daunting task, but it's important to do it the right way. That's where background checks come in. Most agencies offer a free consultation so don't hesitate to get started. Once you have chosen the type of background check you require, the rest is straightforward. A background check can help you protect yourself and those you care about from danger. It can also help you get a better understanding of the person you're hiring, ensuring that you make the right decision for your business. So, what are you waiting for? Put your safety and well-being first and get started with a background check today!

What to expect from a background check?

Background checks can be a daunting task, but it's important to know what to expect. Be prepared for the results to be detailed and extensive. Depending on the type of checks you're undergoing, they may ask about criminal records, credit reports, etc. In some cases, the background check may even include a personal interview. If all goes well, you'll receive an update on your application status within days - sometimes even hours! So, don't put off this important step - it could mean the difference between getting and not getting the job you want.

Conclusion

Background checks are an important part of the hiring process for many businesses. By conducting any sort of historic check or report on potential employees, you can ensure that the person you are hiring has the right qualifications and is a safe fit for your company. In addition to employee screening checks, many businesses also use online dating background checks and background checks for nannies and caregivers. Make sure to check out our blog for more information on what a background check is, the different types available, and what to expect from one. When you are ready, contact us to discuss your precise requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly Asked Questions

    • You have an extensive criminal history. ...
    • You lied on your resume. ...
    • Your credit history is poor. ...
    • Your driving record revealed issues. ...
    • A previous employer gave you a bad review

    There are various things that can disqualify you from a background check. Extensive criminal history, false claims on your resume, poor credit history, poor previous employer review or even driving-related issues.

  • Generally speaking, a background check may show identity verification, employment verification, credit history, driver's history, criminal records, education confirmation, and more

  • The background check is just credit and criminal history. The only big things from a criminal perspective that will disqualify you are felonies or crimes involving ethics/dishonesty, theft, embezzlement, etc. 

  • The problem with many apparently “free” background checks is that they rely on simply gathering information from the public records – they are essentially just searching the internet for that person and any information which appears.  You will not generate any meaningful information from these companies which you cannot get yourself.

  • Most employers will run some form of background check on their new staff – this could be pre interview or afterwards before they offer a job.  Depending on the type of employment, they may be more rigorous than others, so it important that you declare any trace of criminal convictions, court cases or bankruptcies on your application!

  • There are various types of background checks that can be performed: 1. A credit history check will show if you have defaulted on payments in the past or had accounts closed for nonpayment. 2. Employee background checks look into your employment history including education, work experience, drug tests and more. 3. A criminal background check can reveal any recent arrests, court appearances, and other potential legal issues. 4. Religious background checks can check if you have ever been affiliated with a particular religion or have any religious convictions that might conflict with the company's values. 5. Immigration and citizenship status check can verify if you are eligible to work in the country you are applying to.

  • Background Check Investigations can take anywhere from a few hours to several weeks to be completed properly. It is important to keep in mind that each investigation has its own set of requirements and time frames that must be followed in order for it to be considered valid. There are three types of Background Check Investigations that an organization may need to do: criminal investigation, national security investigation, and employment verification. Criminal investigation investigations are conducted to determine criminal history and if the individual should be able to possess a firearm or explosives. National security investigations are conducted in order to assess the level of threat posed by the individual and if they should be allowed access to classified information. Employment verification investigations are used to verify the identity and employment eligibility of an individual.

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