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Pre Employment (BPSS) June 1, 2017

NHS Trust fails to conduct thorough DBS checks

It’s recently come to light that the Oxford NHS trusts, because of a shortage of doctors, used agency doctors without recent DBS checks….

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DBS May 31, 2017

5 top tips for a fast security clearance application

Cataphract have been processing CTC and SC clearances for over 10 years for major government outsourcers, service firms and technology vendors. Clearance can take up to 3 months after the application is received by the Home Office, so an efficient background check is essential.

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Pre Employment (BPSS) May 5, 2017

Is pre-employment screening a necessary evil?

It’s an all too common scenario where a knee jerk reaction to hiring leads to no references or background checks being completed, leading to illegal hiring or simply hiring an ill-suited person for the job.

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Pre Employment (BPSS) April 24, 2017

What is a BPSS

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) is the entry level for government clearance.

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DBS April 19, 2017

A Guide to Right to Work Checks

As Brexit fast approaches, its uncertain how this will pan out, however, we are getting more calls and requests from clients to perform right to work checks on existing employees and during the pre-employment checks phase of the recruitment process.

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Child Protection April 11, 2017

New Laws to Crack Down on Child Groomers

Following the NSPCC’s Flaw in the Law Campaign, the government has finally listed and passed a law that gives new sentences to groomers who target children through mobile devices and social media.

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