Customize Consent Preferences

We use cookies to help you navigate efficiently and perform certain functions. You will find detailed information about all cookies under each consent category below.

The cookies that are categorized as "Necessary" are stored on your browser as they are essential for enabling the basic functionalities of the site.

We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze how you use this website, store your preferences, and provide the content and advertisements that are relevant to you. These cookies will only be stored in your browser with your prior consent.

You can choose to enable or disable some or all of these cookies but disabling some of them may affect your browsing experience.

Currently Active

Necessary cookies are required to enable the basic features of this site, such as providing secure log-in or adjusting your consent preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.

Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics such as the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with customized advertisements based on the pages you visited previously and to analyze the effectiveness of the ad campaigns.


Apply for a DBS Check

Fast track DBS Scheme Extended

The DBS fast track system prioritises applications from people applying for positions in healthcare and social care, ensuring that during the pandemic, the NHS and care homes could get staff into position quickly. Although these changes were supposed to be temporary, the Home Office and DBS has announced that these processes will continue until at least March and will be subject to further review

Read more

DBS Launches “Making Recruitment Safer” Campaign

The DBS has recently launched a high-profile “Making Recruitment Safer” campaign to inform both jobseekers and employers about the service, and to showcase the support which the DBS can offer. Although the level of awareness of the need to apply for a DBS check for specific positions is high, this campaign aims to raise awareness of the other services which the DBS can offer to employers

Read more

New Guidance for Overseas Disclosure and Barring Checks

New guidance has been issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service for people who are thinking about applying for work overseas, particularly in the charity and overseas aid sectors. This is particularly relevant with the recent devastating earthquake in Turkey, which has left thousands in need of overseas help.

Read more

Call For Councillors to be DBS Checked

As basic disclosures can be obtained by anyone, many organisations and public bodies use these as certificates of “good character”, allowing the employer to find out about someone’s current and unspent criminal records. Many councils around the UK are calling for this basic level of checking to be compulsory for anyone applying to work as a local councillor representing their local communities.

Read more

DBS Checks for MOT Testers

Rules about vetting of people who do MOT testing changed in April 2022. Under the new rules, new MOT testers need to apply for a basic disclosure check before they can start carrying out tests. The rules apply to newly qualified MOT testers, testers who have previously been accredited for MOT testing but who have taken a short time away from the profession, and for anyone who has previously been accredited as a MOT tester but who has not tested in the previous five years.

Read more

St John Ambulance Calls for More Volunteers

St John Ambulance volunteers are a common sight at many major sports matches, concerts and public events, providing first aid and emergency healthcare. St John Ambulance is a volunteer-led organisation, which is appealing for new volunteers to step forward for training. What commitment is expected from those stepping forward to help out?

Read more

DBS Celebrates 10th Birthday

It has been 10 years since the Disclosure and Barring Service in England and Wales started their work checking criminal records. The Disclosure and Barring Service, or DBS, replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) who handled vetting before 2012. Although it is still fairly common to hear people talking about applying for a CRB check, or waiting for a CRB certificate, this is old terminology.

Read more

What Details Are Shown on a Disclosure Scotland?

A collective of background checks is often referred to as a pre-employment check and includes credit checks and reference requests. However, one of the most common forms of background checks in Scotland is a disclosure, which assesses the criminal background of job applicants.

Read more

What Jobs Require a DBS Check?

People searching for a job will be familiar with background checks, as will businesses hiring new employees. However, there can be several types of background screening to consider. A DBS Checks details any criminal history of an applicant, but the details shown can depend on the role a person is applying for.

Read more

Can I Request My Own Disclosure in Scotland?

When applying for a job, there are often a series of background checks that must be undertaken beforehand. Many assume that requesting their own disclosure is the fastest way of completing background checks, and in some instances, this can be true. However, the type of disclosure needed can vary, so it won’t always be possible for people to request their own disclosure.

Read more