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? …

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 …

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 …

20
July
2018

DBS Checks for First Aiders: Who’s Eligible for a Check?

Wondering about DBS checks for first aiders? When applying for a standard or enhanced DBS check, you need to consider the applicant’s eligibility. This means you need to determine whether any aspect of their job or voluntary role is included …

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 …