DO DBS CHECKS EXPIRE?

DO DBS CHECKS EXPIRE?

The most common question we get asked at Care Check is ‘how long is a DBS valid for?’ This subject can cause a lot of confusion, but contrary to popular belief DBS checks do not have an official expiry date and this is largely down to the fact that the information is...
DBS Checks for foster carers

DBS Checks for foster carers

Foster carers are the epitome of generosity. They make a huge difference to children’s lives and create a positive family experience for them. The DBS guideline checks for fostering can be slightly ambiguous, however,  it is compulsory for every person wanting to...
Care home crisis – 4 in 10 Care homes not fit for purpose

Care home crisis – 4 in 10 Care homes not fit for purpose

A recent article published in The Daily Mail has reported that social care is in such a critical state that four in ten homes fail inspection and watchdogs have reported that of the 5,300 care homes investigated, 2,000 were found inadequate or in need of improvement....
How to be safe when using social media – Mental Wellbeing

How to be safe when using social media – Mental Wellbeing

Social media seems to consume daily life for young people all around the world and it is not uncommon to see people posting photos of what they are doing, eating or even wearing. However, according to a recent study by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH),...