Ineligible DBS checks for film/television extras

We were recently contacted by an individual who, on signing up for extras work with a film and television casting agency, had been told that as a result of ‘new ‘guidance introduced by the Disclosure and Barring Service’, it would be necessary for him to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The […]

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Ineligible DBS check for working in a warehouse

We were contacted by an individual who, having applied for a position in a warehouse which involved the supervision of a group of volunteers to pick, pack and dispatch online orders for an e-commerce business. He was told that if he were successful the organisation would be applying for an enhanced DBS check. As this […]

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Misleading application process and potentially ineligible DBS checks

This case involves an organisation that recruits couriers. We were contacted by an individual who was in the process of applying for a job as a self-employed neighbourhood courier. As part of the online application form, the organisation involved had stated that: “l will ask you to provide a current DBS check (formally CRB). Please […]

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Universities, teaching fellows and criminal record checks

This case study involves a university that advertised a teaching fellow post, subject to a standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. A teaching position in a university is not on the list of exempted professions in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975. This sets out which jobs (e.g. doctors, nurses, school […]

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