Reasons 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. A recently released list of baby names given to newborns in Scotland in 2018 revealed some […]

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. One of the aspects which causes concern is evidence and proof of identity. It doesn’t have to be complicated, as long as you […]

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. Pensions and benefits are paid straight into your bank account. Even passport applications are now […]

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. Now it’s the Disclosure and Barring Service. To complicate matters further, there are different systems with separate names […]

Do You Really Know Who You’re Employing?

It’s human nature to want to believe the best of people. 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 up on the backgrounds […]

DBS Checking for Careers in Banking

If you don’t know much about the DBS checking system, then you probably think it’s all about people working with children. Although it’s certainly true that those workers need DBS checks, this is just part of the story. There are three different levels of DBS checks carried out. If you’re thinking of a career in […]

DBS Turnaround Times – Winners and Losers

Every quarter the government releases figures showing how quickly police forces are turning around DBS checks. It’s fair to say that there are huge differences in how quickly checks are processed. How is your local police force doing, and how long are you going to have to wait for your next disclosure check? DBS Checking […]

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