12
October
2018

When Do I Need a Basic DBS Check? Common Roles and Scenarios

  It’s not always clear which roles and scenarios require you to get a criminal record check, so you may find yourself asking, “When do I need a basic DBS check?” As you may know, a basic DBS check is …

28
September
2018

DBS Checks For University Placements: All You Need To Know

Do you need DBS checks for university placements? With the new academic year starting we get this question a lot! As part of your course you may be required to engage in a placement or to gain some suitable work …

14
September
2018

Can you use DBS checks overseas? Our Guide

One of the more common queries surrounding DBS checks is, in fact, can you use DBS checks overseas? This question mainly applies to those wishing to obtain a DBS check for work overseas, but this blog will also touch on …

31
August
2018

DBS Check Legislation: Our breakdown

DBS check legislation can be confusing. If you’ve had any experience of applying for DBS checks before, you’ll probably be aware that not everyone can obtain the highest level. As part of DBS check legislation, there are certain eligibility criteria …

17
August
2018

DBS Checks for Schools: Our Guide

Are you wondering what the guidelines are when it comes to DBS checks for schools? Education is one field in which many employees will be eligible for DBS checks. This is because DBS checks play a key role in safeguarding. …

03
August
2018

Criminal Record Checks for Tutors: How to Request Checks

Could criminal record checks for tutors become a job requirement in the future? A recent report highlighted that the number of children in England and Wales who receive extra tuition outside of school has doubled in the last decade. It …

20
July
2018

DBS Checks for First Aiders: Who’s Eligible for a Check?

Wondering about DBS checks for first aiders? When applying for a standard or enhanced DBS check, you need to consider the applicant’s eligibility. This means you need to determine whether any aspect of their job or voluntary role is included …

05
July
2018

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy: Who Needs One?

If you work for an organisation that carries out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, you may have heard of a recruitment of ex-offenders policy. But what exactly is this policy? And which companies need to have one in place? In …

20
June
2018

DBS Checks for Dance Schools: How to Get the Checks You Need

Teaching at a dance school is almost always likely to involve teaching children. As such, DBS checks for dance schools are an integral part of safeguarding measures and should play a key role in any dance school’s recruitment procedures. But …

05
June
2018

Nurseries and Early Years Childcare: How to Apply for DBS Checks

Safeguarding and wellbeing are clearly paramount in nurseries and early years childcare. As such, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks form an important part of safeguarding in the recruitment procedure. In this blog we’ll outline the key information for nurseries …