14
November
2019

Employees With Access to Data: Do They Need a DBS Check?

In many organisations, employees with access to data may be able to view sensitive information – for example, personal information on clients, customers or patients.  This may seem like the kind of role that should involve a DBS Check. However, …

31
October
2019

DBS Checks for cleaners

Is it important to get DBS Checks for cleaners? It can be important to consider safeguarding when employing cleaning staff, as the role can bring employees into contact with visitors to that location. This may include children or vulnerable adults. …

17
October
2019

DBS Checks for holistic care

Are DBS Checks for holistic care necessary? Providing DBS Checks for people that work in the NHS is important, as background checks for health care employees can form a vital part of safeguarding for vulnerable people. However, does this same …

26
September
2019

Working in a Prison: Do You Need a DBS Check?

Working in a prison comes with a high level of responsibility, so unsurprisingly prospective employees need to be vetted before starting work.  The vetting process may include a DBS Check – but what sort of DBS Checks are prison employees …

12
September
2019

DBS Checks for children’s hospitals – which checks are needed?

When are DBS Checks for children’s hospitals required? Considering the age and the likelihood of frequent contact with the patients in a children’s hospital, DBS Checks are an important part of safeguarding protocol. However, in hospitals there can be a …

29
August
2019

DBS Checks for musicians – why do I need one?

Are DBS Checks for musicians necessary? A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check is in place for recruiters to make decisions about whether someone is suitable for the job that they are advertising.  This involves looking at criminal records and …

15
August
2019

Keeping children safe online: Advice for organisations

In our increasingly digital world, keeping children safe online is of vital importance. The internet and social media have transformed the way organisations communicate. They present brilliant opportunities to connect with children and young people – but with those opportunities …

25
July
2019

Do DBS Checks Expire? The Facts

At CRB Check Online, one of the most common questions we’re asked is: do DBS checks expire?  If you or an employee in your organisation has had a DBS check in the past, you may be asking ‘is my DBS …

11
July
2019

Do Community Drivers need DBS Checks?

Do community drivers need DBS Checks? Community drivers provide an essential service to vulnerable adults who need to travel to receive services or care. There are specific rules around DBS Checks for taxi drivers, but the rules are different for …

27
June
2019

DBS Check Questions: Debunking the Myths

At CRB Check Online we’re always happy to answer your DBS Check questions! There are lots of myths and misconceptions surrounding DBS Checks. We busted four of them in a previous blog, and we thought it was high time we …