02
April
2015

Eligibility for DBS Checks: Our guide

Eligibility for DBS Checks is changing. The DBS have recently updated their eligibility criteria to include a new National Health Service (NHS) role among others. It more important than ever to be aware of the regulations surrounding eligibility for DBS …

26
March
2015

Tips for completing “Position Applied For” in a DBS application

30 characters of space. That’s not a lot – it even makes a Tweet seem extensive! How can you accurately convey the role that your applicant will be doing, and their eligibility for the DBS Check, in such few characters? Completing …

20
March
2015

Getting your DBS application right first time

Getting your DBS application right first time will hardly give you a story to wow your future grandchildren but it can save you a fair few headaches in the long run. Taking an extra minute or two to double check …

13
March
2015

Getting an individual CRB Check: Our handy guide

Getting an individual CRB Check isn’t quite as straightforward as you might think. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) do not offer individual CRB Checks. Their screening packages are only available to employers. However, individuals can get a Criminal Record …

06
March
2015

DBS checking standards: A rapid, trusted and secure service

When it comes to DBS checking standards, we like to think three words sum up our service and everything we stand for. If you’ve read the title of this blog there’s no prizes for guessing which three words we are …

27
February
2015

What are the Barred Lists and what are the implications for employers?

What are the Barred Lists? ‘The Barred Lists’ are two lists of persons who have been deemed unsuitable for working in regulated activity with adults and/or children. The rules for working with children and adults are different – that’s why …

20
February
2015

Pre-employment screening: Do you know who you are hiring?

Almost half of UK organizations who employ fewer than 100 staff have experienced problems with vetted employees. Many of these companies have gone on to find out that even with pre-employment screening in place they have still allowed an employee …

31
January
2015

DBS Checks for doctors – the lowdown

When patients are ill and go to their GP or a hospital, they are making the decision to put their health and lives in the hands of a doctor. They trust that the doctor, who they may have never met …

23
January
2015

Child safety: While smart hiring is crucial in schools

Naturally, child safety is something that parents are particularly sensitive to when leaving their little ones at school. When you are hiring potential employees for a school, your own background checks may not be thorough enough to ensure peace of …

16
January
2015

What actually is a DBS Disclosure? A handy guide

You’ve probably heard of a “DBS Disclosure” – but do you know exactly what a DBS Disclosure actually is? And what is the “Disclosure and Barring Service” or “Criminal Records Bureau”? If you work in any of positions discussed in …