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 …

30
May
2018

Working With Animals: Do You Need a DBS Check?

Criminal record or DBS checks may not spring to mind if you’re working with animals, or recruiting someone to do so, but for some roles they may be appropriate. In this blog we’ll explore some of the different roles that …

11
May
2018

Recruiting for a GP Surgery: Who Needs a DBS check?

Safeguarding is a key aspect of recruitment generally, but especially when recruiting for a GP surgery. DBS checks are a key aspect of safeguarding measures. But how can you determine who is eligible for a DBS check when recruiting for …

27
April
2018

DBS Check Results: What Will Appear on the Certificate?

One of the most common myths we hear is around DBS check results – namely that they issue a pass or fail result. Because of this, many people mistakenly believe that having a DBS check indicates a suitability for a …

13
April
2018

When to Request New DBS Checks: Our Guide

Knowing when to request new DBS checks for employees and volunteers is one of the employer’s key roles in the DBS checking process. Despite what you may have heard, DBS checks don’t have an official expiry date. This is because …

29
March
2018

DBS Checks for Parent Volunteers: Will I Need One?

Wondering about DBS checks for parent volunteers? If you volunteer at your child’s school, you may be wondering about the role of DBS checks, and whether you’ll need one. Eligibility for DBS checks for parent volunteers centres around their interaction …

15
March
2018

Easter Holiday Childcare: Our DBS Check Guide

With Easter on the horizon, lots of parents will be thinking about Easter holiday childcare – and lots of organisations will be running holiday clubs over the break. If your organisation is thinking of setting up a holiday club, you …

02
March
2018

Standard DBS Checks: Who’s Eligible?

Standard DBS checks are one of the higher levels of DBS check, with their own specific eligibility criteria. But what exactly do the checks detail? And who are they suitable for? Our guide gives you all the information you need …