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 …

06
January
2015

Which jobs require a DBS check? A beginner’s guide

Not sure which jobs require a DBS check? You’ve come to the right place. Working with children is just one reason you might require a DBS check. We’ve gone through some others to shed some light on the subject. So …

29
December
2014

The importance of DBS checks before employing someone

Managing a workforce can be a tedious task and paperwork is rarely a barrel of laughs but it’s impossible to overestimate the importance of DBS checks. Far too many employers find out the hard way that their employees do not …