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CRB Checks for Sole Traders

Be it in healthcare or hospitality, starting up solo in the service industry could be what you've always dreamed of but be sure you have the relevant accreditations in place before going it alone. Having the right level of a CRB check is going to be the make or break of your business, so make it your business to have this crucial aspect in place before you start out.
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History and Process of CRB Checks

Initially carried out by the Criminal Records Bureau, CRB checks are now carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which was formed in 2012. The DBS is a merger of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to make it easier to collate convictions of individuals who could pose a threat to the sector they are applying to work in.
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Is Your Team Eligible for CRB Clearance?

Depending on the sector you are in, there might be a chance that you and your team will need a certain level of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. If you don’t belong to or represent an organisation that is recognised by the DBS then you can use an online CRB check service for fast and reliable results.
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Some Volunteers Need CRB Checks

Volunteers are the backbone of many an organisation with an estimated 20 million people giving up their time free of charge to help a worthy cause every year. A lot of voluntary work is going to require some level of CRB check, be it basic or enhanced.
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The Importance of a CRB Checks for Accountants

If you work in financial services you will have a responsibility towards your clients and customers, so there is a strong likelihood that you will need a CRB check. A degree in finance and any accountancy qualifications won’t count for much without the vital ingredient – clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), commonly known as a CRB check.
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Home to School Transport and DBS Checks

Thousands of children across the UK rely on home to school transport each day to get them to their place of education. There are two main groups of children who rely on home to school transport.
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Study Shows that DBS Checks Improve Workplace Environment

Employers are looking at all aspects of office life, from layout to your work/life balance in an attempt to keep workers happy. Perhaps surprisingly, one of the key factors in keeping your staff happy could be running proper background and DBS checks before they even start work.
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Decriminalising the Licence Fee and DBS Checks

The debate about funding of the BBC is nothing new, and every so often there are calls for the licence fee to be scrapped. Moving to a model where television is funded by advertising is the way many other European countries run their broadcasters, but so far, the UK has resisted this move.
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Police Clampdown on Uninsured Drivers

Recently, the MIB has raised serious concerns that the economic impact of Covid-19 could lead to more drivers being tempted into cutting corners on their insurance, increasing the numbers of uninsured drivers on the road. Police have also announced a campaign to crack down on drivers without insurance and driving without insurance could have a serious implication for your job prospects in the future.
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Blackpool Care Home Puts Residents at Risk over DBS Checks

Care homes have been in the news for all the wrong reasons over 2020. A Blackpool care home hit the headlines over the summer due to failures over background checking and DBS checks, resulting in increased monitoring from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and increased frequency of checking.
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