Career Dev Prompt #6: Record Keeping Prompt

Here in the UK we have what are known as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks (formerly known as CRB checks). An employer can require you to have a DBS for certain jobs such as working with children, working with animals, working in health care, working in financial services, accountants, lawyers, working for a governmental body or working in the police force. Some volunteer roles also require a DBS check.

You can find out more information on the home office website.

I work in a role requiring a DBS check. I am currently due for a renewed check. This requires a lot of detailed information – some of which I had kept from my last check (but needed updated) and others that I could not find a record for.

To complete the DBS form you need to provide the details of your background and your previous addresses for the last five years. If you already keep a record of previous addresses – review and update yours today.

For those of you who don’t write your list now.

If you don’t own your own home and change rentals frequently this can be a challenge to remember so save yourself the time and keep a record in your career journal, your career development folder or even your household filofax.

Subscribers of our Career Development Prompts Premium Plan will be able to download our DBS Information Insert/printable which is available in both a5 and personal size.

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