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Upcoming changes to UK DBS checks – Are You Ready? 

The Disclosure and Barring Service are updating the DBS Service, with three key changes that will be implemented in the second half of October 2023   The three areas due for change are the:  Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) rules  Alignment of the ‘Filtering rules’  Issuing of Manual Certificates   At present, there has been only very…
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What Does IDVT and Liveness Checks mean for UK Right to Work Checks

We live in a world where digitisation is on the rise and it’s enabling us to do lots of things differently. Where we had previously required interactivity, the Covid 19 pandemic quickly ushered in new, faster ways of doing things. For employment background checks and vetting, this was no exception. With thousands of new roles…
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Inside 8406:2020 – Organisation structure for event organisers

In the first part of our new series – Inside BS8406 we look at what event organisers need to do to comply with the rules around the provision of staff, security and stewarding for events. Complying with BS8406 gives your customers confidence that you know what you are doing and sets you apart from your…
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What is BS8406:2020?

Whenever you attend a festival or sporting event it can be easy to forget that behind the scenes there is a whole army of people making sure that everyone has a good time and remains safe. For event organisers there are million and one things to think about and so it makes sense that there…
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What background checks do you need for BS8406:2020?

If you are in the business of providing stewards, security and other staff for events then you need to know about BS8406:2020 and a key part of the standard is the provision of staff who have been security checked. In this post we are looking at this part of 8406, what you need to do…
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How to get your 5-year employment history

Have you been asked by a prospective employer for your five-year employment history? Do you need to respond to a pre-employment screening question regarding your former employers? Sometimes it is difficult to remember the exact dates of your former employment especially if you have moved around a bit as many people did during COVID. But…
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Police vetting scandal – is there anything we can learn?

On the 2nd of November 2022 His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published a damning report on the state of UK policing in their report into vetting, misconduct, and misogyny in the police service. The report doesn’t make pretty reading and we should remember that the consequence of many of…
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IDVTs for current clients

The new Right To Work check rules come into force from the 1st of October and Checkback is now offering Digital Identity Check (IDVT) services as part of the checking process. For our current clients we are able to integrate a fully compliant IDVT journey within your checking service meaning that you do not have…
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What next after 1st October?

On the first of October, a big change hits the UK employment scene as this is the day that you are no longer allowed to do your Right to Work (RTW) checks remotely. For the last few years, employers have been allowed to accept electronic copies of documents and to carry out a video check…
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Schrems II – what does it mean for you?

If there is one thing that we can say for certain in the world of data protection it is that it is an ever-changing landscape and the recent Schrems II decision just goes to prove the rule. Austrian lawyer Max Schrems has long been an advocate of citizens’ rights when it comes to data protection…
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