metalsam wrote:Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:Does anyone know much about DBS checks (formerly called CRB checks)? Basically i'm looking into privately tutoring English at A level and GCSE, but to get an extended disclosure (i.e. one that shows not only I have no criminal record but also that i'm not barred from working with children or vulnerable adults) I need to have the application countersigned by a registered body. No big deal there as I can probably use my mum's company, but what I'm not sure of is whether or not that certificate will only cover me for working for my mum, or for all work with people under 16. Can anyone shed some light?
1. You don't need a DBC to tutor privately. Some parents may prefer it. I teach a shit load of kids and my CRB is 2 years old... no-one even asks about it any more. You're better off paying a lawyer to write you a good lesson policy than you are buying a DBS, in terms of less stress and mo' money.
2. The way I understand it the DBS can be used across all your employers/jobs, UNLIKE the CRB, which is why the DBS was introduced. But you'll want to check that!
Cheers man! I texted G about it and he said you'd be a good person to get advice off. My ma reckons I'm probably better off trying to get a DBS cert as a self-employed person via a job agency (she would say that obviously as then she wouldn't have to pay 150 scoops to register just to sign my application). I'll get more concrete info when I call AccessNI tomorrow, but i'll keep that lawyer thing you suggested in mind too.