The BS7858 screening standard is the code of practice released by the BSI (British Standards Institution).
BS7858 screening is the recognised standard for the pre-employment screening of individuals with access to government assets.
BS7858 Screening includes:
5 Year Address History Verification
6 Year Financial Probity Check
Proof of ID and Address
Basic Level Disclosure of Unspent Convictions
31+ Day Employment Gaps
Who requires this type of screening?
BS7858 is usually required for accreditation purposes so many organisations that do not require this higher level of security vetting choose scaled down versions, specifically tailored to meet their own organisational needs.
It is also is valid for five years from the date of issue and should re-retained by the employer for seven years after employment has ended.