Do you know who you are hiring? That’s the question companies, charities and a whole range of other organisations need to be asking to ensure that the backgrounds of those being appointed to positions have been thoroughly checked, particularly if individuals are required to operate in sensitive areas or specific roles.
The checks are simple, easy to access and are conducted either online or in black & white. We can then verify them within a short span of time to enable an applicant to begin to start working as their employer requires.
There are various levels of checks – CRB checks (Criminal Record Bureau), Standard DBS checks (Disclosure Barring Service), Enhanced DBS checks or Volunteer DBS checks.
CRB’s are for individuals while others are profession specific with enhanced checks, for example, professions such as care workers, nursery workers, doctors, dentists and teachers.
It is important to note that individuals can only apply for CRB checks whereas higher level or specific DBS checks must be applied for the prospect employee by a company or organisation on their behalf. We can advise clients, address any queries on applications and point people in the direction of the checks that they specifically need.