We are all living in an increasingly global society, and there are numerous occasions where paperwork from one country must be presented in another. This could be an academic transcript from a British university for a job overseas, or a will written overseas which is required by a British bank to release funds to a family member. Both attestation and apostille are legal methods for verifying the authenticity of documents in one country for use in another.
Employers in the UK have the legal responsibility to make sure that their employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK. This is why it is common practice to ask applicants to bring a passport to interview with them, or another way of proving their nationality. Employers who fail to carry out nationality or Right to Work checks, and are found to be employing illegal workers are liable to both huge fines and potential criminal sanctions.
Teaching of music to children and adults ground to a halt during the pandemic years, but now music teachers across the UK are seeing a boom in people wanting to learn to play the piano or have formal singing training. As a consequence of this rising demand for music teaching, the Musicians Union has issued new guidance for its members. Although aimed at teachers, lots of the advice is relevant to parents too when looking for a music teacher for their children.
For many job seekers, how the DBS check system works is a bit of a mystery. Most of us are familiar with the system of making a DBS application, filling in the form and then waiting for the certificate to arrive in the post. But what actually happens at the DBS, and what information they can access to make their decisions is kept confidential, for obvious reasons. If you have run into an issue with your DBS check or think there is something on your record which shouldn’t be there, then there are processes for allowing you limited access to your file.
At Clearcheck.co.uk, we are passionate about providing online DBS and CRB checks for individuals and organisations who need them. We understand the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and we want to make the process of applying for a DBS check very simple and straightforward. That is why we have developed a system that allows you to complete your application online, verify your documents through various methods, and receive your certificate in the shortest time possible. We are proud to be a government approved responsible organisation, and we value your privacy and security.
We also care about our customers and the communities they serve. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to pursue their dreams and passions, especially young people who have a lot of potential and talent. That is why we are delighted to announce that we have sponsored a young girls football team called Hetton Juniors, who play in the Russell Foster Youth League in Sunderland.
According to a recent Home Office report, the government is considering more stringent DBS checking for door staff, more commonly referred to as “bouncers.” Security staff who work on the doors of pubs, clubs and as security officers at large events need to be accredited by the SIA, or Security Industry Authority. In order to qualify for a SIA licence, workers must complete approved training, which can vary depending on the sort of work they are planning on doing. Part of the SIA licensing process is a standard DBS check, and the proposal is to change this requirement to ask for an enhanced DBS check instead. Although this more detailed checking will give employers more information about the background of their workers, employees are concerned that the additional costs of applying for an enhanced DBS check will be passed on to them, at a time when we’re all feeling the pinch caused by the cost of living crisis.
Recent changes to legislation mean that anyone considering a career in the Fire and Rescue service will have to undergo stricter DBS checks. The government announced the changes, which took place in April 2023, as an attempt to increase standards, and improve both safeguarding and the quality of the fire and rescue service for the general public. Although these changes should not affect anyone currently working at the fire and rescue service, it could affect anyone thinking of applying for a position with them in the future.
It would be hard to draw up a list of ways in which everyday life was not affected by the coronavirus from March 2020 onwards. Recruitment was heavily hit, and everyone had to get used to new ways of proving identities online when applicants needed a DBS check. Regular changes in the rules made it difficult for employers and applicants to keep up.
If you’re one of the thousands of recent graduates who have finished university and are starting on the task of job hunting, then you’ll be aware that it’s a competitive market out there. One of the main questions which recent graduates have is around navigating their job search if they have had previous brushes with the law – will a criminal record rule them out?
As of October 2022, landlords have more options than ever to check the identities of people who wish to rent property from them. Landlords are legally required to check the immigration status of the people who are going to be living in their properties. These checks apply not only to the person who is named on the tenancy agreement, but also all other adults who will be living there. Right to rent checks therefore involve landlords seeing passports for their tenants, showing their nationality and immigration status.