28
November
2019

DBS Checks for Working With Children in a Pantomime or Nativity

DBS Checks for working with children are often a requirement of the role – but this isn’t always the case.  With Christmas coming up, lots of children will be taking the stage to perform in a nativity or pantomime. Of …

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 …

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 …

30
May
2019

Applying for a DBS Check: How Does it Work?

Applying for a DBS Check is a vital part of the recruitment process for lots of organisations. If your organisation is one of them, chances are you’re familiar with the application process – but what happens after you hit ‘submit’? …

25
April
2019

What is a DBS Check?

What is a DBS Check? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, you’re not alone. You may have heard of them, you may even know a little bit about them, but if you’ve ever found yourself wanting to know more …

11
April
2019

DBS Checks for Religious Organisations: Do I Need a DBS Check?

Need some advice on DBS Checks for religious organisations? Safeguarding is of paramount importance in religious organisations, and DBS Checks play a crucial role. This blog explains who needs a DBS Check, what sort of check they’re eligible for and …