DBS (CRB) Checks

TickThe Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Criminal Records Bureau checks (commonly known as CRB checks) are now known as DBS checks.

DBS checks are essential for all individuals who work with children aged 18 years and under.  Individuals who work with children includes:-

  • any individual in a position in which normal duties involve contact with people under 18 years of age
  • an individual living at the premises at which child-minding or day care services are provided

A DBS check improves employment opportunities by verifying an individual’s credentials and providing evidence of their suitability to work with children; it is an essential pre-requisite to securing a reputable position with a reputable employer. A satisfactory DBS check also enables potential employers to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work, especially work that involves children.

Obtaining a DBS check is relatively simple process. Candidates need to provide their childcare recruitment agency with two official forms of ID. For a small administration fee (generally), the agency will submit the DBS check to Civil & Corporate Ltd who will contact the candidate to verify the application and conduct all necessary checks.

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