Can I Start Work Without A DBS Check?

If you’re looking for a job at the moment and you’ve started applying, you may have noticed that more and more employers are requesting background checks. The most common way for employers to check your background is to request a criminal record check, also known as a DBS check.  DBS stands for Disclosure and Barring … Continue reading “Can I Start Work Without A DBS Check?”

All You Need To Know About GP Surgery DBS Checks

DBS checks are used as part of the vetting process for jobs that have a degree of responsibility or involve working directly with children or vulnerable adults. The job of a GP has both a high level of responsibility and involves working with vulnerable people, so it should come as no surprise that holding a … Continue reading “All You Need To Know About GP Surgery DBS Checks”

How Long Are DBS Checks Valid For?

A growing number of jobs require DBS checks for new recruits these days. DBS stands for the Disclosure and Barring Service and refers to the organisation that processes and issues the results of criminal record searches.  Whether you are a job applicant that needs to submit a DBS application form or an employer that requests … Continue reading “How Long Are DBS Checks Valid For?”

3 Downsides Of Having Convictions On Your Criminal Record

Having a criminal record can have some disadvantages when it comes to applying for a new job but it certainly doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find work.  In fact, there is government legislation in place to make sure that reformed criminals are not discriminated against in the job market, in the form of the Rehabilitation … Continue reading “3 Downsides Of Having Convictions On Your Criminal Record”

Turnaround Times for DBS Checks By Region

If you’ve recently applied for a job and part of the application process was to complete a DBS check then you may want to know how long it will take to process and return your certificate. Whether you applied for a Basic DBS check yourself or the employer applied for a Standard or Enhanced DBS … Continue reading “Turnaround Times for DBS Checks By Region”