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Teacher Checks for International Schools

Teacher Checks for International Schools

Thousands of children all over the world are in “international schools”. The idea behind international schools is to give children living in one country the chance to experience another country’s education system.

Handling DBS Certificate Data

Handling DBS Certificate Data

Starting a new job means handing over a lot of private information to your employer. They might want to take a copy of your passport to make sure you’re working legally. Payroll will need your NI number and bank details.

Criminal Record - are some jobs barred?

Criminal Record – are some jobs barred?

If you’ve got a criminal record, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK have some sort of minor brush with the law in their past. Many might have a more serious criminal conviction.

Reasons why having an unusual name is a good thing

Why having an unusual name is a good thing

Do you have an unusual name which people often remark on? Gone are the days when every baby born was called William, John, Mary or Elizabeth. 21st parents are much more adventurous when it comes to naming their offspring.

Proving Academic Qualifications - Why do Employers Ask?

Proving Academic Qualifications

Getting a new job can seem like an endless paperwork process these days. Employers can do a wide range of checks on applicants. Some of these, such as the “right to work” checks, are a legal requirement.

Basic Disclosure Checks and Documentation

Basic Disclosure Checks and Documentation

It’s a common misconception that applying for basic disclosure checks is a hassle. It’s certainly true that there’s some admin and paperwork involved. But it doesn’t have to be incredibly time consuming.

Can I Get a DBS Check at the Post Office?

Can I Get a DBS Check at the Post Office?

Where would be be without the post office? It’s the centre of so many communities, and in times gone by we did everything from picking up pensions to taxing the car there. But times change. Car tax is done online.

DBS Checks and Age Limits

DBS Checks and Age Limits

It sounds like a very simple question. How do you define a child? Legally though, there is no straightforward answer. In England, children over the age of 10 have criminal responsibility, meaning they can be prosecuted if they commit a crime.

Levels of DBS Checks Explained

Levels of DBS Checks Explained

It’s natural to feel some degree of confusion over the different levels of DBS checks. For a start, the system has changed name over the years. We used to talk about Criminal Records Bureau, or CRB checks.

Do You Really Know Who You're Employing?

Do You Really Know Who You’re Employing?

We don’t like to think that people might lie to us, or exaggerate their qualifications or experience. But when you’re in the position of making decisions about employing people, then there are lots of things you can do to check.