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Parent Helpers and DBS Checks

One of the big misconceptions about the DBS system is that it just applies to people who are going to be working with children. In fact, disclosure checks apply to a much wider group of workers, often in sectors which have little to do with childcare. There’s been so much publicity about DBS for childcare workers that this had led to a very confusing picture.
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Requesting a Police Record and How This Differs from DBS

Most of us have heard of disclosure checks, or the system which went before it, the Criminal Record Bureau checks. This is the type of police check you need for a huge range of jobs involving positions of responsibility, or working with children and vulnerable groups.
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The Legalities of Employer Checks

Sometimes it seems like there are more hoops than ever to jump through when you want a new job. Gone are the days when you’d phone up about a job advert, have a quick chat on the phone and start the next day. Increasingly, employers are running a large number of checks on workers.
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The Quickest Way to Get a DBS Check

In 2019, we’re all about speed. If we see something we want online, there’s an option for next day delivery, and shops are open around the clock. So it can come as a bit of a surprise when you’re confronted with delay. That’s certainly the case when it comes to DBS checks.
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Everything You Need To Know about DBS Update

If you’re not sure whether you’ve heard of DBS Update or not, you’re not alone. The system has been plagued by computer problems since it started, and a project to modernise the entire system is running years over schedule.
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Three Levels of DBS Checks Explained

Getting a DBS check done is something which thousands of people do each year. There’s a lot of press coverage about the system, which looks into people’s criminal records. Most of the coverage is about the sort of DBS checks which people need to work with children or vulnerable adults.
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10 Key Rules About DBS Checks

Rules are there to be broken, right? Well perhaps in some cases. But certainly not when you are applying for your disclosure certificate. The Disclosure and Barring Service has plenty of rules in place and if you ignore them, your application will be rejected.
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Self-Employed People and DBS Checks

More of us than ever are taking the option of being self-employed, attracted by the flexibility and the chance to be our own boss. Starting your own business gives you a lot to think about. You’re responsible for everything from tax to attracting customers to health and safety.
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DBS – Not Just For Working With Children

One of the biggest misconceptions about DBS checks is that the system is just for people working with children. That’s probably because it was high-profile cases such as the Soham murders which led to the creation of the Disclosure and Barring Service about a decade ago.
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DBS – Proving Your Identity

One of the main stumbling blocks when applying for DBS checks is the identity checking stage. It should be easy to prove who you are, shouldn’t it? For most people it is indeed fairly simple.
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