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Industry Expertise:

Charities & Not-for-profit

Why do I need employee screening to safeguard my charity or not-for-profit organisation?

Charities such as Oxfam have been heavily affected by volunteer-related scandals. So, this has led to a number of UK charities increasing the amount of resources involved in their safeguarding and background screening procedures to help prevent previous offenders from being re-employed in the sector.

The UK charity and not-for-profit sector contributes almost £20 billion to the UK economy and employs nearly 1 million people. So trust, ethics and transparency are of utmost importance across the sector.

We help mitigate your risk, so you can focus on what’s important—your mission.

Why choose First Advantage for your employment background investigation?

Protected: Focus on What Matters Most

Neglecting to conduct employment background investigations could leave your organisation vulnerable to employee fraud, possible fines and reputational risk.

Non-profit organizations come in many shapes and sizes, but one thing is consistent throughout: the desire to make a difference in our world. This starts with finding reliable, trustworthy individuals that will embody your organization’s mission and work toward a common goal. Unfortunately, finding the right people isn’t always easy.

Ensuring your non-profit brings in the right employees or volunteers is critical to the success of your organization and achieving your overall goal. That’s where First Advantage’s background checks for non-profits come in. By providing a comprehensive screening solution tailored to the needs of non-profit organizations, we help protect your organization and allow you to focus on what really matters: making a difference.

Support: Trustworthy. Reliable. Fast.

Our expert team of onboarding executives will help ensure your background checking system is designed 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.

• Support a Culture of Safety by Establishing Baseline Background Criteria
• Protect Your Reputation by Mitigating People Risks at the Staff and Volunteer Level
• Quickly Access Results to Help Verify a Volunteer’s Readiness


Run checks on your staff regularly to help combat financial crime and terrorism, people trafficking and illegal immigration. Be absolutely confident 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.


Our software systems make use of cutting-edge technologies, providing identity as a service to help our customers maintain data integrity to the highest standards and confirm an applicant’s attributable data sets.

Your Mission. Our Passion.

For more than 15 years, First Advantage has been proud to serve as the trusted background screening partner to leading volunteer and non-profit organizations by delivering:

• Proven, automated screening with exceptional reliability
• Mobile, streamlined workflows that save you time
• Continuous monitoring to help facilitate ongoing safety
• Decades of industry expertise serving the world’s most prominent brands

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