The DBS have recently released some changes to the exceptions order which means there are now new positions and companies eligible for a DBS standard or enhanced check. These changes took effect from the 1st July 2014.
The new positions and companies that are now eligible include:
Moreover in September 2014 there will be a further announcement regarding exception changes with the creation of Childminder agencies.
These changes will require anyone who wishes to provide childcare on domestic premises to register with a childminder agency.
The changes also include enabling the Chief Inspector to carry out DBS checks on directors and other officers of the agency and also those employed by the agency.
Childminder agencies will also be able to carry out DBS checks on those working for the agency in a management role and those assessors who enter the homes of the childminder to assess the care and education provided by the childminder.
For more information regarding the new exceptions please speak to one of our advisors on 01254 355688