The BBC has gone undercover to investigate the illegal trade of EU passports in Turkey. The passports on sale have been bought from refugees who have decided to leave Europe.
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There are currently around 55,000 fostering families in the UK and, according to the Foster Network, around 30,000 children go into care each year.
Due diligence is the investigation of a potential investment or individual to confirm that all facts, financial records, adverse media or anything else that may be relevant are present before making a commitment to any business relationship.
Security Watchdog is pleased to announce the launch of the Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB).
This group, founded by Security Watchdog and other industry leaders, will form a committee within the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) the 880-member strong organisation dedicated to the promotion of ethics and performance standards across the screening industry.
The man hired to run the Student Loans Company was appointed against officials' advice and without having his references checked, a report says.
Criminality checking for those working in the educational sector is crucial to ensure the safety of children and staff. According to gov.uk, some 3450 of the 280,000 teachers and teaching assistants who applied for a DBS check during the year 2015/2016 were found to have convictions which may affect their ability to safely work around children. And recent news stories have reiterated the need for extensive screening when employing those who will be around the vulnerable.
As the scandal around the Windrush generation continues to unfold, it has been suggested that one method of preventing similar issues in the future is the reintroduction of national identity cards.
Full criminal background checks must be considered a necessity when hiring for positions within the financial services industry, and certain checks are mandatory in the UK to comply with FCA guidelines.
With 4.75 million self-employed in the UK, contractors make up a huge portion of the UK’s workforce. But while HR departments usually go to great lengths to check the backgrounds of permanent hires, contractors often slip through the net, leaving clients, employees and businesses vulnerable to unsuitable and potentially unsafe workers.