A Diligent*, Fast and Efficient DBS Check Service through GP Systems
What do we do?
We provide a DBS Umbrella Body service throughout the UK. We can also undertake a DBS check for you if you are coming to the UK from abroad. Wherever you are, we can help.
Full assistance is available by telephone, email or on this website.
Our priority is to ensure that when an application for a DBS check is made, the identification process and other DBS requirements have been carried out correctly. This is in the interests of employers rather than applicants.
The DBS says that if the ID validation process is not carried out robustly, there is a chance of a 'clear' certificate being issued when in fact there is information that should be released for consideration by the employer.
In other words, the applicant might have convictions, or be barred from working with children or adults. This why GP Systems is very careful – on behalf of applicants and employers.
Sometimes the DBS expects us to ask "searching questions". This is to help ensure that the application is completed correctly.
This is what we have to certify to the DBS when submitting applications:
“I confirm that the requisite documentation and information has been supplied and checked in accordance with DBS guidance. I declare that the information I have provided in support of the application is complete and true and understand that knowingly to make a false statement for this purpose may be a criminal offence. I certify that, where requested, an application for a DBS check is required for the purpose of asking an exempted question under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975; or for a prescribed purpose as defined in the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) Regulations 2002.”
We charge £8.50 per application plus the DBS fee.
Who are we?
In June 2014 we took over the DBS umbrella body service previously provided by NEMS Healthcare Limited (NHL).
Peter McKeown, the proprietor of GP Systems, worked for NHL and its associated company, NEMS Community Benefit Services Limited, from 1999 until 2014. From 2002 onwards he was the Lead Countersignatory for DBS checks there.