Parents, we know that your children are the most precious things in your life, so keeping them safe is of the utmost importance to us at Student Nannies. You’ll find lots of advice on Safety on our FAQs page – with tips on where to have your first meeting with a potential Student Nanny to keeping your on-line identity safe and how to check check ID and references.
We also recommend that parents ask if students have a DBS Check (Disclosure and Barring Service) or, if not, if they’d be willing to undergo one. For peace of mind Student Nannies Ltd can organise an Enhanced DBS check on a potential Student Nanny for you, with their permission. This includes checks for spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, plus any additional information held by local police that’s reasonably considered relevant to the role being applied for.
We’ve partnered with Devon County Council’s Safer Recruitment Service to offer a thorough service (it provides DBS checks to over 900 organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors including Universities, Schools, Academies, Colleges, Pre-schools and Nurseries) that is also fast – average turnaround time from submission of check to receipt of disclosure is just five days. Start your DBS check here
For a detailed, step by step explanation of what a DBS check is and how the application process works please click here