Nanny In North London: What Is A DBS Check?

Nanny in North London isn’t a job that just anyone can do. There is a lot of training that needs to come first, and professional checks that need to be carried out. It is important that the parents look at the results of these checks before letting anyone care for their children.

One of these checks for a nanny in London – and possibly the most important of all – is the DBS. DBS stands for the Disclosure and Barring Services check. It used to be called the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, and it is essential. A DBS check is a document that contains all information held on a person by the police and governmental departments. It can and should be used by voluntary organisations and employers (including parents) to check that the person they are recruiting is safe to be around children and vulnerable adults. A good nanny agency London will have already carried out these checks, but it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that they ask to see the results for anyone they are considering hiring. The Disclosure and Barring Service is an agency branch of the Home Office, and is, therefore, the final authority on the matter. The DBS check should always be carried out for anyone who is going to be in charge of children. It not only details any convictions and spent convictions, but also any cautions and warnings that might not show up on any other checks. It is the perfect way for parents to make an informed decision about who should be looking after their children.

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