27
February
2015

What are the Barred Lists and what are the implications for employers?

What are the Barred Lists? ‘The Barred Lists’ are two lists of persons who have been deemed unsuitable for working in regulated activity with adults and/or children. The rules for working with children and adults are different – that’s why …

20
February
2015

Pre-employment screening: Do you know who you are hiring?

Almost half of UK organizations who employ fewer than 100 staff have experienced problems with vetted employees. Many of these companies have gone on to find out that even with pre-employment screening in place they have still allowed an employee …

31
January
2015

DBS Checks for doctors – the lowdown

When patients are ill and go to their GP or a hospital, they are making the decision to put their health and lives in the hands of a doctor. They trust that the doctor, who they may have never met …

23
January
2015

Child safety: While smart hiring is crucial in schools

Naturally, child safety is something that parents are particularly sensitive to when leaving their little ones at school. When you are hiring potential employees for a school, your own background checks may not be thorough enough to ensure peace of …

16
January
2015

What actually is a DBS Disclosure? A handy guide

You’ve probably heard of a “DBS Disclosure” – but do you know exactly what a DBS Disclosure actually is? And what is the “Disclosure and Barring Service” or “Criminal Records Bureau”? If you work in any of positions discussed in …

29
December
2014

The importance of DBS checks before employing someone

Managing a workforce can be a tedious task and paperwork is rarely a barrel of laughs but it’s impossible to overestimate the importance of DBS checks. Far too many employers find out the hard way that their employees do not …

10
October
2014

Why do Employers Need CRB Checks?

CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checking helps companies to ensure that their employees do not have criminal records. Here are some other reasons why businesses rely on CRB checks: Security of the Company Businesses usually have some confidential information that needs …

17
July
2014

Gaining a Criminal Record Check Online

If you own or manage a business that cares for the elderly or vulnerable adults or children under 18 years of age, or your company is involved in the financial or legal sector then you may well be looking to …

10
July
2014

CRB Checks for Councils

Councils, like many other employers, often need staff to start work quickly, especially for care services, where there can be quite a fast turnover of staff, or in childcare settings. But before starting work, employees who are going to work …

17
June
2014

DBS Forms

If you’re wondering what DBS forms are, they are the forms that you have to fill in to get clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service, or DBS. This is the body that has replaced the old Criminal Records Bureau, …