A Guide To DBS Checks for Early Years Childcare & Nurseries

Child safeguarding is a very important process for early years childcare and nurseries.  The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in England and Wales (and Disclosure Scotland in Scotland) provide criminal background checks known as DBS Checks to provide safeguarding reassurance when recruiting people for roles in nurseries and early years childcare. In this brief guide, … Continue reading “A Guide To DBS Checks for Early Years Childcare & Nurseries”

A Guide To DBS Checks for Care Home Staff

Working in a care home means that you will be in direct contact with vulnerable adults or children on a frequent basis. Therefore, safeguarding is an important consideration for care home staff. As a part of safeguarding policy, most employers request DBS Checks and in the case of care homes, it is a legal requirement. … Continue reading “A Guide To DBS Checks for Care Home Staff”

Screening Checks for Driver Recruitment

Many organisations need drivers, everything from supermarkets who need delivery drivers to care facilities that need drivers to transport patients or residents. When recruiting new drivers, employers need to be careful and make sure that the people they take on are suitable for the role. Pre-employment screening checks are vital tools to help recruit the … Continue reading “Screening Checks for Driver Recruitment”

A Guide to DBS Checks for Dance Schools

If you are planning to work as a dance teacher at a dance school, then you’ll almost certainly be working with children.  Most jobs that involve working with children ask for a DBS Check and working at a dance school is no exception. The problem is that there are 3 different levels of DBS Check … Continue reading “A Guide to DBS Checks for Dance Schools”

A Guide to Ofsted DBS Check Guidance for Education

As well as evaluating teaching standards and student success, another priority of Ofsted is to keep people safe in the educational establishments they oversee and inspect. Therefore, Ofsted has clear policies and requirements regarding DBS Checks in education and educational establishments. This article will describe the Ofsted DBS Check requirements and how to understand them. … Continue reading “A Guide to Ofsted DBS Check Guidance for Education”