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Common Mistakes on DBS Checks

Everyone makes mistakes at some point. It’s unavoidable. On most occasions, mistakes are easily rectified and don’t have lasting consequences. Make mistakes on official documents though and mistakes might be harder to fix.
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Applying for a DBS Check

If you’ve never applied for a DBS check before, the process can be daunting. Especially if you’re the sort of person who doesn’t like filling in forms or completing paperwork. However, the system has been designed to be as straightforward as possible, and if you do run into difficulties, there are always people you can turn to for help.
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Why Does My Employer Want to Run a Credit Check on Me?

Many of us consider that our financial situations is something we’d rather keep private, and not discuss with people we don’t know very well. It can therefore come as quite a shock that an employer wants to run a credit check on you because you’ve applied for work in a bank, financial services company or in some other position of responsibility.
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What Do I Need to Know About Doing Jury Service?

Thousands of people are called up to serve on a jury each year, and it’s the backbone of our legal system. The eligibility criteria varies depending on where in the UK you live, but if you’re aged over 18, under 70 and listed on the electoral roll, then the letter summoning to court might drop onto the doormat at any time.
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Volunteering at a Museum – Do I need DBS?

There’s any number of reasons why someone would want to volunteer in a museum. Many are young people doing degrees in History or related subjects and who want to get some relevant work experience, or retired people with a passion for the subject who want to do something useful with their spare time.
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Top Tips for Speeding Up your DBS Check

Every so often, backlogs in the DBS checking system hit the headlines, usually accompanied by a picture of an unfortunate job applicant who has lost a job because it’s taken so long to get their paperwork back from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Students and DBS

It’s that time of year again where a new set of students are heading off to University to start their training for a new career. Many will be moving away from home for the first time, or even coming from overseas to study in the UK.
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School Governors

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, there are around 370,000 people serving as school governors. Ever thought about joining them? Being a school governor isn’t a paid role, but is an opportunity to contribute to your local community. Here’s everything you need to know about this important role.
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School Exchange Trips – Do Parents Need to be DBS Checked?

Many of us have fond memories of our school trips overseas, staying with families in France, Spain or Germany to practice the language and learn about life in a different country. It’s a rite of passage for many British teenagers, but in recent years the number of school exchanges have reportedly declined.
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Pre-Employment Checks

Pre-Employment checks, sometimes referred to as “vetting”, refers to a variety of ways in which employers check up on the background of applicants to minimise risks. The types of checking will depend on the role being applied for but might include identity checks, criminal records checks or even social media checks.
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