If you’re trying to get to grips with remote working, you’re not alone. Over the last few weeks, millions have taken home a laptop and are trying to work in a corner of the kitchen or a bedroom. Coronavirus has seen the number of homeworkers rocket, but this was already Continue Reading
DBS Certificates for Home Workers
Working from home is something which we’re all doing a bit more of. Even before the global pandemic of Spring 2020 hit, companies were realising that allowing people to work from home had a lot of benefits. Working from home one or two days a week is fairly common. Working Continue Reading
How Long Does a Background Check take?
More employers than ever are running a comprehensive background check on members of staff. It’s all about managing risk. It can be very expensive for a business to take on someone who doesn’t work out as an employee. Usually, applicants think checking is all about a criminal record. But that’s Continue Reading
DBS Checks – Are There Still Delays?
We’ve all heard the horror stories about DBS checks. Delays can mean applicants have to give up their job offer, as the employer just can’t wait any longer for the paperwork to arrive. The DBS Service hits the headlines when delays spiral, but it’s all gone a bit quiet of Continue Reading
Disclosure Checks and Overseas Addresses
Thousands of people apply for disclosure checks each year. Most of them need a DBS certificate because of the work they do. There are three different levels of DBS check, and all involve looking into your criminal record. The type of job you do will depend on how deeply the Continue Reading
If you’re interested in making a difference to your local community, what about the Special Constables service? This is voluntary service with a difference. Specials, as they’re commonly known, get involved with all aspects of policing. They work alongside the regular police. No two days are the same for specials, Continue Reading
Volunteer Driving Opportunities
Are you at a bit of a loose end and looking for something interesting to do in your spare time? What about volunteer driving opportunities? If you’ve a full driving licence, then there are a whole host of charities who are desperate for your help. Here’s everything you need to Continue Reading
DBS Service – Getting in Touch
Most DBS certificates are produced quickly, and without any problems. But there are many reasons why you might want to get in touch with the DBS Service. Perhaps you want to query the progress of your application. Other people might have a technical question about their address history. There are Continue Reading
My DBS Certificate – Who Gets to See It?
The very last stage in the DBS process is getting that certificate through the post. Usually, there are no surprises. You know what convictions and cautions you have – if any – and these are reflected on the certificate. If there are errors, then it’s usually straightforward to get them Continue Reading
DBS Checks, CCJs and Bankruptcy
+Employers have a wide range of checks which they can run on an applicant. Most of us have heard of DBS checks, which used to be called CRB checks. However, do you really understand what sort of information is given on a DBS certificate? Don’t worry if you don’t – Continue Reading