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Did you know that the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) reduced its fees for a DBS check at the start of this month? Here’s how much you’ll have to pay for a DBS check from now onwards, and more about the cost of effective safeguarding in your workplace. What is a DBS Check? You might…

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The NSPCC has stated that all self-employed tutors should be legally required to have a criminal records check before they start working with children. Currently, a loophole means that self-employed tutors do not have to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in place, which greatly concerns the NSPCC. Teachers working in schools are required…

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If you are looking to save time and money and avoid the hassle of re-applying for a new DBS check when you change jobs, the new Update Service from the DBS could be your answer. For a small fee, you can register with the service in order to reuse your current DBS rather than having…

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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 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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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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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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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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Following a legal challenge at the Court of Appeal, by the campaign group Liberty, the court  announced that criminal record checks were not in line with Article 8 of the European Human Rights Act, where everyone is entitled to privacy in home, health and correspondence.  This follows cases where people applying for jobs had been refused…

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A DBS check is a new term, which has appeared recently.  It has come about from the recent merger (1 December  2012) of the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).   Essentially this means that there will be only one organisation dealing with checks and barring…

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