Background Check

STEP undertakes background checks to assist with determining suitability for membership.

How does STEP check your background

STEP undertakes background checks using the Thomson Reuters World-Check One service to assist with determining suitability for membership. Further information can be found at here

We may also contact other organisations to which applicants belong or have belonged and/or other authorities to obtain further information.

Your consent

Please note that by submitting an application for membership, you are giving your consent to STEP carrying out a background check as deemed necessary. The laws of England and Wales govern this Agreement and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Your application

By submitting an application for membership, you understand and accept that any information obtained may be considered by the Membership Committee and STEP (and its representatives) to determine your suitability for membership. You agree to provide STEP with further information about the nature of any results if requested to do so.

If you would like further information about this please contact us at step@step.org