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Why do I need pre-employment screening within the public sector?
Background checks are required to be carried out on anyone whose work brings them into contact with the UK government’s infrastructure, assets, data, or information systems. This includes all government employees or those working on behalf of the government.
Vetting required is in line with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), confirming an individual’s identity and right to work in the UK, and providing assurance as to their trustworthiness, integrity, and reliability.
Failing to screen employees to this standard may preclude an organisation from working on a government contract.
Local authorities are responsible for the provision of an extensive range of public services and to promote the interests of local community including the social, economic, environmental, recreational, cultural, community or general development of an area.
People working in local authority services may need to work with vulnerable adults or children in care settings, sport or leisure activities or drive council vehicles for housing repairs or parks and gardens maintenance.
Taxi & private hire
Local authorities also provide taxi and private hire licences to operators and individuals providing services to the community. Licence criteria includes assurance of an individual’s ability to drive and any criminal convictions.
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