CRB, DBS Checks and Mental Health History

We're all a lot more aware of mental health issues than even a few years ago. According to leading mental health charity Mind, 1 in every 4 of us will experience some sort of mental health problem every year. In many cases these are minor blips, which we recover from quickly. Sometimes though, people are so seriously ill that they require treatment in hospital. Despite progress in understanding mental health issues there is still some degree of stigma to admitting you've suffered mental health problems. If you're applying for a job which requires DBS checks, how much is going to be disclosed on your form? What's Shown on DBS Checks DBS checks are the same thing as CRB checks. CRB is an outdated term as the Disclosure and Barring Service…
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International Schools Told to Stop doing DBS Checks

Recent announcements by the British government aim to ban DBS checking for international schools. There are around 500 British International schools across the globe, educating pupils on a UK curriculum. Most schools have a mix of ex-pat and local children. Lots of the teachers working in International Schools are British, and this may be┬áthe source of the problem. What is an International School? In simple terms, a British international school provides a British education, overseas. They have traditionally grown up in areas where lots of British people have moved to work. Parents choose an international school because they want their kids to be taught in English, and study for the same exams they'd sit at home. Local parents also choose to send their children to a British international school to…
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