14
February
2019

ID requirements for DBS checks

Whether employer or applicant, it’s important to know ID requirements for DBS checks. As an employer you must be able to clearly explain to applicants which ID types are necessary. If you’re an applicant, failing to sufficiently prove your identity …

21
December
2018

DBS Checks for Individuals: Our Guide

DBS checks for individuals can be confusing to understand. If you’re an individual who’s been told you need to apply for a DBS check, which level of check do you need and how do you apply? In this blog we …

07
December
2018

What does a DBS workforce type mean? The options explained

On all standard and enhanced background check applications, a DBS workforce type will need to be selected that is relevant to the applicant’s role and for which the applicant is eligible. But what exactly does a DBS workforce type mean? …

23
November
2018

DBS checks for volunteers: Which check do you need?

Requesting DBS checks for volunteers is an important process to understand when you have volunteers in your organisation. Not only will you have to confirm their eligibility for a DBS check, but you’ll also have to ensure they meet the …

09
November
2018

Are DBS checks transferable from one role to another?

We are often asked, “are DBS checks transferable?” There can be a lot of confusion surrounding the portability of DBS checks, with conflicting information on when you may need a new check. This blog hopes to answer key issues for …

26
October
2018

DBS Checks for Adoption and Fostering: Our Guide

  DBS checks for adoption and fostering form a vital component of safeguarding for agencies with children under their care. But if you’re looking to adopt or foster, it can be difficult to know which level of DBS check is …

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 …