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Enhanced DBS Check: What is a Barred List Check?

teaching dbs barred list What are the DBS Barred Lists? The UK’s system for conducting criminal record checks on people, whose work involves the care and supervision of children or vulnerable adults, isn’t always easy to understand. Many people still refer to the now
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DBS Checks for School Contractors and Maintenance Staff

maintenance worker mowing school grounds lawn Do All School Workers Need a DBS Check? Generally speaking, much like how all NHS workers are required to have valid DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service checks) carried out for working in hospitals, it’s the same for all teaching
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DBS Checks and Safeguarding in Professional Wrestling

spotlight safeguarding wrestling training ring British Wrestling Company Introduces Mandatory DBS Checks Some months ago, the #SpeakingOut movement trended on social media which saw a number of professional wrestlers being called out for abusive, manipulative, sexual and predatory behaviour. Many victims bravely came forward with
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DBS Checks for NHS Hospital Staff

DBS Checks for NHS Doctor NHS DBS Checks NHS hospitals need their employees to apply for a DBS check as an essential part of their recruitment process. To ensure safeguarding principles are met, and the children and vulnerable adults currently in a hospital are protected,
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Why are DBS Checks Important for Safeguarding?

safeguarding children adults work It’s fair to say that a DBS check is worth more than just a certificate of disclosure. Whether you apply for DBS checks online as an individual, or as an employer who needs to oversee multiple DBS checks using a
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Safeguarding and Volunteers – Do Volunteers Need a DBS Check?

man with laptop A common misconception about DBS checks is that they essentially restricted to paid employees, and not volunteers. Just because a role you’re applying for is unpaid that means there’s no need to apply for a DBS as a volunteer, right?
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What is a DBS check: Who needs it? How long does it take?

What is a DBS Check? Are you wanting to work with children or vulnerable people? If the answer is yes? Then you’ll definitely need a DBS check, which confirms that there are no criminal convictions on your record that could otherwise mean you are a
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Common Safeguarding Challenges & Solutions for Care Homes

Safeguarding should be top priority in care homes. They are home to many elderly people who could be physically or mentally weak and in need of special care. This sadly means that there is a potential for abuse and neglect.
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How to Stay Safe When Searching for Jobs

The job-hunting scene has changed dramatically in the last few years. Gone are the days of submitting a paper application to a business by hand. Nowadays, we are more likely to trawl through websites which showcase what jobs are available.
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Why is Safeguarding So Important in Health and Social Care?

  When considering what is safeguarding and protection in health and social care, there are many possible answers. People may think of DBS checks, hiring accurately or training purposefully. DBS checks are just part of ensuring that Britain’s most vulnerable
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