What is a DBS check?
Posted on 18.05.2016

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. DBS check applicants must be 16 or over. Access to the DBS checking service is only available to registered employers, it is not available to individuals – for peace of mind Student Nannies Ltd can organise an Enhanced 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 provide a fast, secure, cost effective Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) – all done online. Devon County Council is a Registered Umbrella Body with the Disclosure & Barring Service and provides DBS checks to over 900 organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors including Universities, Schools, Academies, Colleges, Pre-schools & Nurseries, and Child & Adult Services. Average turnaround time from submission of check to receipt of disclosure is just 5 days.
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NB There are different rules for getting a criminal record check in Scotland and Northern Ireland – contact us at hello@studentnannies.com if you are in these areas