At Chrysalis Courses we do not simply just teach you about counselling and hypnotherapy and send you on your way. We also want to make sure you are on the right path after you have finished with regards to setting up your own business or going into employement.
Most employers will require that you have a DBS check before working with them.
DBS or Disclosure and Barring Service checks have replaced the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks.
Only employers can apply for a DBS check, however, as an individual you can apply for a basic disclosure.
You can apply both online and in writing (using a standard form). The cost is £25 and you can pay by either debit or credit card.
You will need to provide certain forms of identification (see list below), you can either send copies of these documents, or upload them.
You will need to provide a copy of one of the following:-
Driving licence, or
You will also need to supply a copy of:-
Information from a utility bill at your home address
Evidence of your address covering at least the previous 5 years
In total, you will need to provide 3 forms of identification, which between them must confirm your name, date of birth and current address.
Copies of your documentation can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or posted to Disclosure Scotland, Basic EHU, PO Box 250, Glasgow G51 1YU.
A basic disclosure certificate shows either every conviction of the named person or states that no convictions have been registered.
Stating that you have a been DBS checked (providing you have been) can offer additional feelings of safety to any members of the public you may work with, particularly if you work with children or vulnerable people.
Although there is no expiry date on a DBS certificate, it is recommended that it is renewed every 1-3 years.
Further information on the DBS service can be found at www.gov.co.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.