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04
Mar
Employment Screening: Statistics on Falsified Identity from 2020
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Source: https://www.trustid.co.uk/fake-identity-document-statistics-how-the-landscape-changed-in-2020/ TrustID recently released a blog post in which they analyse all the data they collected in 2020. All the information in this post comes from TrustID's analysis, so please visit their blog to see their insightful diagrams. Furthermore, the numbers they present bring the constant threat of identity fraud and the need for pre-employment screening into sharp relief. As TrustID's analysis shows, identity fraud trends are always evolving. However, we monitor these trends and can help mitigate the…

25
Feb
No DBS check? Sex Offenders Working as Private Tutors
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Source: BBC News The BBC published an article today which highlights the need for thorough background checks. In particular, the DBS criminal record check. The Enhanced DBS check is required to work with children. However, sex offenders are taking advantage of a loophole to get close to young people. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced schools across the country to close. Consequently, the lockdown has dramatically increased the demand for private tuition. The BBC writes: Although most tutors working for agencies…

17
Feb
Shout: Providing mental health during the pandemic
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Credence is proud to support Shout 8528, a charity who provide vital mental health support via text message. Yesterday, Shout released a report detailing the fantastic work they have been doing throughout the pandemic, providing support through over half a million conversations at a time when it is most needed. You can read the full report here. Their press release states: More than a third (38%) of people who are seeking mental health support over text message have never opened…

04
Feb
Right to Work Checks and New Immigration Rules
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Due to the UK leaving the European Union as of December 31st, 2020, European nationals no longer have free movement into the UK. As a result, the government has put into practice new policies dealing with Right to Work in the UK. Let's take a look at the practical implications for your Right to Work processes. Bear in mind that it remains a legal requirement for you to conduct a Right to Work check on any new employee, no matter…

28
Jan
DBS Privacy Policy Update: GDPR compliance
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A short update from us today on the recent DBS privacy policy update. The DBS updated their policy on January 25th 2021. This change affects both candidates and companies applying for Standard and Enhanced DBS checks. You can view the full policy on the DBS website at this link. The changes to DBS privacy policy appear intended to bring it up-to-date with the latest GDPR rules. Although the UK has left the European Union, the government still maintains the privacy…

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14
Jan
DBS and Disclosure Scotland Updates
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Both Disclosure Scotland, and England and Wales' Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) recently announced that they will be changing how they carry out criminal record checks in the future. There won't be any immediate impact from the changes - how you request a check, and the report you receive, will appear the same. However, the updates are important and this post will keep you up to date with the latest changes. The DBS and Disclosure Scotland are making changes to…

16
Dec
DBS Checks Throughout The UK
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There's 3 different systems for carrying out CRC in the UK - but it doesn't have to be confusing. We'll explain all the differences between the services that perform criminal record checks. In England and Wales, the DBS (formerly CRB) carries out checks for criminal records, AccessNI manages Northern Ireland and Disclosure Scotland provides the service for Scotland. England and Wales The Home Offices' Disclosure and Barring Service - the DBS - manage CRC checks for people in England and…

09
Dec
CRB check: A look into the DBS and more
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What is a CRB check and how is it different to a DBS check? We explain the different agencies that check criminal records in the UK. Whilst people still use the term CRB check; it's actually an out of date term, which is no longer correct. What we called the Criminal Records Bureau is now the Disclosure and Barring Service. Depending on where you're located, a registered body will be able to check your criminal record via three different organisations.…

02
Dec
Background Screening Services UK: A summary
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Today we'll be taking a look at all the major background checking services in the UK. We'll provide a summary of all the packages of checks you're likely to encounter if you venture into the world of background screening services. Before we begin, we have separate articles that go into more detail on various different background checks and screening packages, including: Director checksIndustry-Specific Background ChecksFCA checksBPSS checksBS:7858Social Media Screening If you'd more in-depth information, feel free to consult these articles,…