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Basics of Basic or Standard Disclosure

It can come as quite a shock to apply for a job in a hospital, in the courts service or in any other type of organisation and find out that you must get something called a “Basic Disclosure”. It can get even more confusing when people start to refer to police checks, CRB checks, background checks, or any other terms. Here’s what you need to know about Basic Disclosure, and what the process will involve.
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DBS – The Terminology

Have you ever been in the situation of not understanding what someone is telling you because of the quantity of jargon and abbreviations they use. If you’re an expert in a subject then using jargon becomes second nature but don’t fall into the trap of thinking everyone else has the same level of understanding as you. Here’s some of the terms you’ll come across in connection with DBS, and what it all means.
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Enhanced Disclosures and Checks

There are many different occupations in the UK which are advertised as requiring enhanced disclosure, or enhanced police checks. This can all sound a bit worrying if you don’t understand the system, but in most cases checking is very straightforward and nothing to be concerned about.
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Overseas Workers and Disclosure

Despite the Brexit process being well underway, the UK government has recognised that we need workers from the rest of the EU and further afield to work in our health services, care homes and other areas of the economy.
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Whose Job Is it To Do Disclosure Checks?

Most British workers are aware that in order to work with certain vulnerable groups, staff members need to be checked over by the authorities to make sure they are suitable for that type of work. Many other countries have similar legislation, aimed at protecting children from people who might cause them harm.
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What Does PVG Mean?

If you’re in Scotland, and are applying for certain types of roles in caring, hospital work or teaching, you’ve probably seen the term PVG. This is a relatively new term, and there’s still quite a lot of confusion about what it is, and what it all means.
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DBS, Disclosure and Volunteers

It’s fairly common knowledge that people who work with children or vulnerable adults have to go through a process of being checked to make sure they’re suitable for the job and don’t have any criminal history which makes them inappropriate for working with these groups.
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All About Access NI

If you’re living or working in Northern Ireland, you’ll know that although there are lots of things which are the same as in the rest of the UK, there are lots of differences too in the education or legal sectors.
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Accused and Found Not Guilty – Will This Show on a DBS?

Being accused of a crime and having to go through the whole process of police interview, going to court and sitting through a trial can be traumatic. It’s easy to think that a “not guilty” vote at the end of the trial draws a firm line under the whole matter.
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