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DBS or CRB Check: What’s The Difference?

DBS checks and CRB checks are both terms mentioned when discussing criminal record checks. However, they are in fact two different things. What does each one mean? What are their differences? Care Check look at DBS and CRB checks to keep you in the know.
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Safer Recruitment and DBS Checks in Healthcare

When recruiting an individual into a role, it’s important to understand the element of risk involved. Not only are you choosing a person you’ll depend on to fulfil a position within a company, but you also need to ensure their credentials match up with who you’re...

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What’s Changing for Enhanced DBS Check Applications?

From the 1st August 2019, changes to the Enhanced DBS Check application process will come into effect. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) announced these upcoming revisions on the gov.co.uk website, and it will impact both applicants and Registered Bodies....

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Disclosure Scotland – Everything You Need To Know

When applying for a job in England and Wales, potential candidates are subject to a DBS Check. This check looks at any current and previous convictions, unspent convictions and conditional cautions an individual has to their name. This check was also performed in...

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DBS Checks for Overseas Applicants

DBS Checks are a huge part of the recruitment process for a wide range of industries - think about it,  in July 2018 the Disclosure and Barring Service received over 295,301 applications alone. A DBS check on a potential employee is a crucial tool for employers, as...

DBS Checks for Overseas applicants

What Are Barred Lists? Everything You Need to Know

DBS barred lists are maintained by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). These lists aim to help organisations recruit safely and protect those they may be working with. There are two main types of DBS barred lists. One includes a list of people who have been...

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How Will Brexit Impact Safeguarding?

With the deadline of the UK’s impending exit from the EU just weeks away, it’s already clear that Brexit has already had an effect, especially in the recruitment, employment and retention of EU nationals in the UK workforce. Alongside this, there is a lot of...

How Will Brexit Impact Safeguarding?

Academic study condemns criminal record tick box

An academic study undertaken by Dr Beth Weaver at Strathclyde University has been released and found that the criminal record tick box on job applications does little to predict whether an individual could potentially re-offend. Speaking to the BBC news, Weaver...

Differences Between Basic, Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks

What jobs require DBS checks?

If you’re starting out on your career path or looking to change jobs then you might want to consider what legal requirements or background checks are required for the position you’re looking to join. There are a number of types of jobs in the UK that will require a...

What jobs require DBS checks

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