The Department for Education (DfE) has revised guidance called ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ It replaces three documents: The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (2000) Statutory guidance on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act (2007): and Working Together to
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Our Operations Director and Lead Signatory for the DBS, Michelle Mellor recently completed the 140 mile Coast to Coast cycle route in 3 days! Starting at the Irish Sea on the 25th April she crossed some of the country’s most beautiful countryside and National Parks before rolling her way down to the North Sea traversing
There is a service which is only available to the care industry whereby employers can receive an email within 72 hours which will confirm if the applicant is on the DBS Adult barred lists. This service is called a DBS Adult First check and is only available as part of the Enhanced DBS Checks process.
Portability of CRB/DBS Checks were due to be introduced in early 2013 but have been delayed until Summer due to the ongoing Court of Appeal Judgement on the filtering of certain old and minor convictions and cautions. We have been informed by the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service), formerly the CRB, that the ‘Update Service’
Subject to an agreement by Parliament, the Home Office has made steps to exclude certain old and minor cautions and convictions from a CRB Certificate. This change comes after the Court of Appeal judgement earlier this year which states that disclosing all cautions and convictions on an individuals’ criminal record is an infringement of Human
The CRB and ISA (Independent Safeguarding Authority) merged in December 2012 to become the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) The criminal background checking process remains the same, just the name has changed from CRB Checks to DBS Checks. As a result of this, the DBS have recently made some small changes to their application forms.
Staff at Personnel Checks arrived at work on Tuesday 12th February and were greeted with the sweet smell of pancakes. The Staff room table had been laid out with fruit, yoghurt, syrup, Nutella and of course sugar and lemons. Our very own Michelle Mellor stood at the stove with enough Pancake Mix to feed the
Personnel Checks is a division of Cummins Mellor Recruitment, an independent Recruitment Consultancy based in Lancashire. On Tuesday 5th February 2013, Cummins Mellor Recruitment celebrated its 23rd birthday. Staff dressed in their signature colours of black and pink and celebrated with champagne and specially made Cummins Mellor Cupcakes. Cummins Mellor Recruitment was established in 1990 by
This week, judges at the court of appeal have ruled that the law requiring job applicants to disclose all previous convictions in an infringement of human rights. This could mean that if the Judgement is approved, job applicants do not have to disclose all of their criminal history when applying for certain jobs. At the
Most of our customers use our Ebulk Online CRB Check facility to submit their Standard and Enhanced applications to us. We have noticed that the designated ‘ID Verifiers’ often ask; ‘What are the relevant routes to take when confirming I have seen and verified the applicants’ ID?’ When you log into your online CRB Check account, you will see