18
June
2020

DBS Checks for roles in doctor’s surgeries and medical centres

DBS Checks for roles in doctor’s surgeries and medical centres are an essential part of safeguarding. As staff are likely to be working with vulnerable or injured people, DBS Checks are necessary for both legal compliance and the ability to …

28
May
2020

DBS Checks for interpreters: what level of check is appropriate?

As interpreters are likely to be working in a number of establishments and with vulnerable people it is easy to assume that an interpreter would be eligible for an Enhanced DBS Check with a check against the relevant barred list. …

26
March
2020

Managing regulated activity: Do you need a DBS Check?

Employees who carry out regulated activity require a specific type of DBS Check – but what about roles that involve managing regulated activity? In some cases, managing someone who provides regulated activity can be regulated activity in itself. Whether or …

16
January
2020

Supervising Children in Work Experience

Supervising children in work experience at a company may seem like a common occurrence, but we’re often asked whether this requires employees at said company to require a valid DBS Check certificate. To answer these questions we’ve written this guide …

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 …