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DBS News

The latest issue of DBS Disclosure News includes an update of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update service which was launched a year ago. The update service allows employees to carry out free, instant online status checks on an individual’s DBS certificate. It allows individuals (for a small annual fee) to have their DBS certificate…

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DBS news is out

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) monthly newsletter DBS Disclosure News: February  is now available. This month’s edition includes: service availability: the details customer Services enquiries 100,000 join Update Service free webinar Some DBS services will not be available for part of March as they modernise and team up with a new partner; details of the…

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DBS updates

Updated guidelines have been issued by the  Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). With information to help organisations make sure DBS check applicants are providing correct identity documents.  These guidelines are clear and informative with detailed information about checking each type of document eg a driving licence or passport. DBS guide to eligibility  This guidance provides…

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DBS Guidance

DBS guide to eligibility A document available at www.gov.uk provides information on the eligibility, workforce and supervision guidance for those working with children and adults. Along with outlining the three main types of checks the document includes an annex listing the Positions, Professions, Employment, Offices and Works eligible for DBS checks taken from the Rehabilitation of Offenders…

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Managing staff employment in schools

A new document from the Department for Education, Managing staff employment in schools, provides statutory guidance to maintained schools and LAs on the School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009. The document is designed to help schools ensure they have a clear understanding of their statutory responsibilities regarding staff employment matters. Guidance on  pre-appointment checks required by the School Staffing…

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DBS – new guides to help you understand criminal record checks.

The Disclosure and Barring Service  (DBS) has released several new publications, this month, to provide guidance on various aspects of criminal record checks.  Some of the  new guides are listed below and can be accessed by clicking on their title: Guide to eligibility   – Guidance on occupations eligible for DBS criminal record checks Employer guide   – Guidance…

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Changes to criminal record checks

The Home Office have announced that legislative processes have started which will see old and minor cautions and convictions no longer disclosed on a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The DBS checks (formally known as CRB checks) are being amended following a Court of Appeal ruling in January 2013, which stated that the disclosure of all cautions and convictions on…

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Criminal record (DBS) checks for taxi drivers

Following the abuse scandal in Rochdale, where nine men were jailed for grooming girls, the local council has announced steps to improve child safety. As some of the men convicted were taxi drivers Rochdale council has said that anyone applying for a private hire licence will have to pass an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service…

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Guide to Criminal Record (DBS) checks.

Following changes to the criminal records checking system in England and Wales the government have produced a  new easy to follow online guide.  Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks were replaced by Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in December 2012.  Changes to criminal record checks also took place, with new guidance on which roles are eligible for a DBS check and which roles…

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DSB checks – warning over confusion

A consultant from the employment law specialists ELAS, Peter Mooney, is anxious that care employers do not change their habits for requesting Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks ( formely CRB checks) for new employees in light of  a recent court ruling.   The Court of Appeal recently ruled that the criminal records checking system had…

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