Sterling donates administration fees from coronavirus related DBS checks to British Red Cross

Background screening provider Sterling announced that any admin fees charged to process enhanced Disclosure and Barin Service (DBS) checks for specific key workers will be donated to the British Red Cross, to support the fight against the coronavirus.


This applies to healthcare and social care workers being recruited in connection with the care and treatment of COVID-19 in England and Wales. Not only is Sterling processing checks within 24 hours, they also donate the administration fees to the British Red Cross, to help their volunteers to support communities worst hit by the pandemic. Steve Smith, Managing Director EMEA at Sterling: “We’re operating in unprecedented times and the crucial objective for every individual and business right now is to do what we can to support others through this global crisis. Sterling is in the business of creating environments of trust and safety and this mission drives us to do all we can to help organisations navigate these unprecedented times.”


“With the announcement from the Home Office that specific DBS checks will be free-of-charge to enable faster key-worker hiring, it made absolute sense that Sterling leads by example. We believe the right thing to do is to donate any administrative fees that are required directly to the British Red Cross to support their vital work in the Coronavirus pandemic. Our priority is ensuring compliant checks on key workers are carried out, without any limitations. This is one of many steps we’re implementing globally to support our clients and their critical need to hire quickly during this crisis.”

About Sterling

Sterling—a leading provider of background and identity services—offers a foundation of trust and safety that spans across industries, professions, and borders. Their technology-powered services help organizations create great environments for their workers, partners, and customers. With office locations around the world, Sterling conducts more than 100 million searches annually.

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