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 …

29
March
2018

DBS Checks for Parent Volunteers: Will I Need One?

Wondering about DBS checks for parent volunteers? If you volunteer at your child’s school, you may be wondering about the role of DBS checks, and whether you’ll need one. Eligibility for DBS checks for parent volunteers centres around their interaction …

11
September
2017

Limited Range of Establishments: What Does This Mean?

When determining if an applicant is eligible for a DBS check when working with children, an important consideration is their place of work.   If applicants are teaching/training/instructing/caring for or supervising children, as well as driving a vehicle solely for …

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 …

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 …

19
May
2016

Do School Governors Need DBS Checks?

When parents send their children to school, they’re trusting the school to keep those children safe. Most school employees come into direct contact with children on a daily basis, and will therefore require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. …

18
December
2015

DBS Checks in childcare: What you need to know

In this week’s blog we look at DBS Checks in childcare. Childcare is a plays a huge role in society and unsurprisingly is regarded as an area of major importance by the DBS when being looked at in terms of …

23
July
2015

DBS Checks for school trips: Do parents need one?

Parents are often unsure if they require DBS Checks for school trips they are volunteering on, which is unsurprising as the answer depends on the circumstances. Schools sometimes ask parents to accompany classes on school trips, usually when the school …

18
May
2015

What are Children’s Barred List Checks? List 99 updated

We often get asked “What are Children’s Barred List Checks?” Hopefully we can clear that up for you now. Not many people realise List 99 Checks – Checks of all individuals deemed unsuitable to work with children – no longer really exist. …