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 …

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 …