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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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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A recent survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more than 200 companies in England who employ staff to provide social care to vulnerable people in their own homes have hired staff who do not have sufficient appropriate qualifications for the jobs they are required to do. It also found that eight…

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Two major changes have been implemented in September by the CRB: Checking Process changes started on the 1st September 2012, with new lists of acceptable ID documents and new guidance on CRB checks being brought into force. The CRB say these changes are to help improve public protection of vulnerable adults and children. The strengthening of the ID…

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The coalition government has been committed to reviewing and reforming the CRB vetting and barring processes in order to give them a more common sense approach. The culmination of the review has led to changes coming into force today. The key changes are: – abolishing registration and monitoring requirements – redefining the scope of ‘regulated…

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Once a CRB check is completed, an Official Disclosure Certificate (also referred to as a disclosure document) is issued by the CRB showing the results of the check. There are three levels of Disclosure: Basic, Standard and Enhanced. Depending on the type/level of check requested, it may contain details of spent and unspent convictions, reprimands,…

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