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More Than 1,200 Sex Offenders Removed from Register on Request
05Oct

More Than 1,200 Sex Offenders Removed from Register on Request

When you apply for a DBS check or background screening from CBS, we assess a number of records to create a clear picture of a person’s criminal history, if they have one. This may include current and spent convictions, depending on the screening you select.

Safeguarding the Future: Understanding Childcare Background Checks
01Oct

Safeguarding the Future: Understanding Childcare Background Checks

On this blog, we’ve previously written about the background checks that should be made for those working with school-age children – check out our post ‘Do I Need a DBS Check to Volunteer in a School?’ – but what about younger children?

DBS Eligibility Changes: What Do They Mean for You?
29Aug

DBS Eligibility Changes: What Do They Mean for You?

On Friday 24th August 2018, the Disclosure and Barring Service informed us that it is making some changes to the eligibility guidance published online regarding DBS checks. Find out what’s changing and how it will affect you here.

What Are the New DBS ID Checking Guidelines?
28Aug

What Are the New DBS ID Checking Guidelines?

Since the beginning of 2018, there have been new rules on ID checking. This week, the DBS notified us that the identity checking guidelines for standard and enhanced checks have been updated too. Discover the latest developments from the DBS summarised below.

Will A Criminal Record Stop Me From Getting A Job Working With Children?
22Feb

Will A Criminal Record Stop Me From Getting A Job Working With Children?

To secure a job as a social worker you will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check, this type of check is for individuals who will be working with children or vulnerable adults. By law, social workers are required to declare any criminal convictions even if they are spent due to the requirement for […]

What job roles require a DBS check?
05Feb

What job roles require a DBS check?

Job roles requiring a Basic Criminal Disclosure There are different levels of DBS checks and certain job roles require higher levels of checks than others. For example, jobs such as doctors and teachers require an enhanced DBS check. These types of checks can’t be applied for directly by the individual and they have strict eligibility […]