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DBS checks for a Nanny or Childcare provider

Obtaining checks for nannies can be somewhat of a grey area, but the most frequent question Care Check get asked is “I’m a nanny, can I get a DBS check for myself?” The simple answer is no. Self-employed nannies cannot obtain a DBS check for themselves and it...

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Does Santa need a DBS check?

It is nearing that time of year again…festive music resounds everywhere, parents dash around buying Xmas presents for their families and excitable children make their annual visit to see Santa in the hope that their Christmas wishes will be granted. The yearly...

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ID verification and its rules

All DBS applications will need to undergo an ID verification to confirm the applicant’s identity. This process will need to be carried out by the employer and the applicant will need to be present. The employer must ensure they do the following: Follow the three-...

How Long Does a DBS/CRB Check Last?

What happens if I do not receive my DBS certificate?

Anyone who applies for a DBS application will receive a hard copy certificate in the post within 14 days after completion. However, frequently we receive enquiries from concerned applicants wanting to know where their DBS certificate is as they have not received...

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Right To Work: the employer’s guide

Businesses in the UK recruit new employees routinely, but regardless of organisation size or sector, all employers must ensure that any current or potential employees have the right to work in the UK. In order to fulfil this legal responsibility, employers must...

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Ex-offenders and employment

Organisations are becoming increasingly wary about employing ex-offenders and they are overlooked when recruiting staff due to the stigma that is attached to having a criminal record. However, new initiatives are helping to give individuals a chance after...


Common mistakes made on application forms

Until 2009, all DBS applications were processed via a paper format. This was a lengthy process and caused many delays for employers. After the launch of the online DBS portal, many companies transferred to the online processing tool and currently 80 per...

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