Why do I need background checks in the education sector?

GBG's background checks in the education sector give you confidence that your school or campus is a safe place for both students and staff.

By performing background screening checks on new applicants, not only you can be sure that the individual is exactly who they say they are, and that they're suitable for working within education, but you'll also deter unsuitable individual's from applying to begin with.

"Using GBG for DBS checking has reduced our admin time by 65% or more, and we’ve also made big savings on postage and stationary – at least £11,000 annually,"

Background screening checks for the education sector

Right to Work Check

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Employee Identity Check

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Criminal Record Check

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Overseas Criminal Record Check

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Why choose GBG for your background checks?


Neglecting to conduct background checks could leave your organisation vulnerable to recriminations, possible fines and reputational risk.


Our expert team of onboarding executives your employee background check service system is configured to meet your exact processing requirements. Our dedicated, Nottingham-based client care team will keep track of your applications and are always on hand to help with any questions.


Be absolutely confident that people are who they say they are – and be able to prove it. Our eligibility experts will ensure your online system processes checks at the right level for your organisation.


We are the largest criminal record check provider in the UK. We're experts in identity data and use cutting-edge technologies to enable Right to Work checks and identity checking.

Learn more about how GBG helps the education sector from our customers

We helped Plymouth University to streamline their criminal records checking and management process - producing remarkable results.

How to get started

We’ll work with you to understand your challenges and provide the ideal solution.