28
March
2019

Handling Drugs and Medication: Do I need a DBS Check?

Do you need to apply for a DBS Check when handling drugs and medication? Understandably, there are stringent rules and regulations you need to follow if you handle drugs or medication – and we often get asked about the rules …

21
March
2019

DBS Check Address History: Your Questions Answered

The DBS Check address history is a vital part of the application form. On any DBS application, you’ll need to provide your full address history for the last five years. This means listing all the addresses you’ve lived at, without …

14
March
2019

Volunteering as a Befriender: Do I Need a DBS Check?

Volunteering as a befriender is a brilliant way to make a difference in someone’s life, and can be immensely rewarding. According to Age UK, nearly half of all people aged 75 and over live alone. Befrienders help to tackle loneliness …

28
February
2019

DBS Checks in Pharmacies

DBS check eligibility can be difficult to fathom, and when it comes to DBS checks in pharmacies it’s no different. We often get asked about DBS checks in pharmacies, and so we’ve put together this handy guide to explain things. …

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 …