16
May
2017

6 Surprising Jobs That Require a Criminal Record Check

There are some jobs that require a criminal record check that seem obvious. For example, teachers, doctors and carers in care homes. It’s easy to see why jobs involving regular contact with children or care for vulnerable adults require DBS checks. …

27
April
2017

Working in Regulated Activity With Vulnerable Adults: a Definition

When discussing safeguarding in relation to vulnerable adults, the phrase ‘ working in regulated activity with vulnerable adults ’ is often used. But what’s the definition? What is ‘working in regulated activity’? ‘Regulated activity’ is a classification used to determine …

11
April
2017

Working in Regulated Activity With Children: What Does it Mean?

If you work for an organisation that works with children, you may have come across the phrase ‘ working in regulated activity with children ’. ‘Regulated activity’ is a classification used to ascertain what level of DBS check employees or …

30
March
2017

Easter Holiday Playschemes: Advice for Safeguarding Children

Easter is just around the corner, and with it comes the promise of chocolate, spring weather and – for some of us – Easter holiday playschemes. Easter holiday playschemes provide invaluable childcare for busy working parents, at the same time …

21
March
2017

DBS Checks for Teachers: The Importance of Safeguarding in Schools

Schools have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn, grow and develop. Carrying out DBS checks for teachers is a vital part of doing this. DBS checks for teachers DBS checks for teachers play a …

08
March
2017

Recruiting Volunteers: Tips for Success

Recruiting volunteers is a great way to help your organisation grow and achieve its aims – but it’s important to recruit the right people. This is especially true for volunteer roles that will involve working with children or vulnerable adults. …

18
February
2017

DBS Checks for Sports Clubs: Your Questions Answered

The recent football child abuse scandal has ensured that safeguarding in sport is deservedly receiving a lot of attention. DBS checks for sports clubs are a key part of making sure children are safe. If you run a sports club, …

10
February
2017

DBS Checks for Host Families on School Exchanges

School exchanges are an enriching and enjoyable part of learning a language. But recently there has been some confusion around DBS checks for host families on school exchanges. In September 2016 the government amended the wording in its Keeping Children …

20
January
2017

DBS Barred List Referrals: When and How to Make Them

Some organisations have a legal duty to make DBS barred list referrals if their employees harm or pose a threat to children or vulnerable adults. But who can make DBS barred list referrals, and when and how should they be …

06
January
2017

Outsourcing Your DBS Checks: 4 Reasons to Make the Move This Year

Outsourcing your DBS checks may seem like a big change to make in your organisation, but making the move can be incredibly advantageous. The new year is traditionally a time for fresh starts – so why not make outsourcing your …