Can I be a care worker with a criminal record?

Can I be a care worker with a criminal record?

Organisations that offer care services have a duty of care to those they are working with, particularly if they fall within a vulnerable group. Therefore, they must be rigorous in their checks to ensure that no employees pose a risk. If you’ve always dreamed of being...
What to do with the findings of a DBS check

What to do with the findings of a DBS check

Whether you are awaiting the results of a Basic, Standard or Enhanced DBS check for a potential employee, you will, of course, be hoping that the report comes back clear so that you can sign contracts and get your candidate working as soon as possible.  But what do...
What will show up on a DBS check?

What will show up on a DBS check?

DBS checks can be a daunting arena for those new to the system. As an employer, you are entitled to make a DBS check request; however, you cannot simply apply for the highest level of check unless the role you are recruiting for falls within the eligibility criteria....
How To Communicate With Older People

How To Communicate With Older People

Communication is an integral part of everyday life. From birth, babies communicate by crying; parents teach their young children the ABCs of life to develop communication skills and adults converse daily with colleagues, family and the general public. But imagine if a...
What Is Safeguarding & Why Is It Important?

What Is Safeguarding & Why Is It Important?

Sadly, abuse is prevalent in society and often it is the most vulnerable people that are commonly victims of abuse. It is a basic human right for a person to live in a safe environment away from harm or abuse and they should, in no circumstances, be exploited....