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What is a DBS/PVG check?

You need a DBS/PVG/Access NI in date of 3 years to be a Curam carer. 

A DBS, Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously known as CRB) is a certificate that ensures someone is suitable to be a carer and has not got a criminal record. In Scotland it is called a PVG and in Northern Ireland it is called an Access NI 

An Enhanced DBS shows spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands, final warnings and any information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role. 

A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme) is the Scottish version of DBS. It is a certificate that proves someone has no criminal record. 

We require any carers who wish to provide live-in care to have an Enhanced DBS/PVG or Access NI.