Pre-employment checks

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

We use The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) searches police records as well as barred list information, and then issue a DBS certificate to the applicant and ourselves to help make a decision on recruitment.

Find out more about the DBS 

Right to work in the UK

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act, 1996 makes it a criminal offence for an employer to employ those who do not have permission to live or work in the UK.

We are required to make basic document checks on every person we intend to employ and applicants will be asked to produce the required documents at the interview stage. If the successful applicant has a time limit on their stay in the UK, repeat checks will be carried out on their documents at least once a year.

Find out more about the required documents

Any offer of employment is subject to evidence that the applicant has permission to work in the UK.


One of our priorities is to ensure that all our staff and volunteers maintain appropriate and professional boundaries during the course of their duties. Where it's appropriate, staff will undergo relevant training to achieve this.

Safer recruitment is an important part of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, so we make sure that at least one panel member of any selection committee has been trained in “Safer Recruitment”.

If you are invited for an interview, we will assess issues in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children / young people / vulnerable adults.

Find out more about safeguarding