CSCS & DBS Cleared JCD Photography Security Clearance

Disclosure and Barring Service DBS (Formerly CRB)

At JCD PHOTOGRAPHY we all hold a current and up to date DBS certificate.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). DBS is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office.

Overview: Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. You may need to check someone’s criminal record if they apply: for certain jobs or voluntary work, for example working with children or in healthcare to foster or adopt a child

How long is a DBS disclosure valid for? There is no pre-determined period of validity, because a conviction or other matter could be recorded against the subject of the DBS check at any time after it is issued. Therefore we feel it is best practice to carry out a regular DBS check. It shows professional due diligence of behalf of JCD PHOTOGRAPHY, and ensures that we have the most up-to-date information to ensure both our own, and our stakeholders’ security.

Below are photographers name and Current DBS Certificate Number

John Debono: 3000 0000 0065 9647 – Issue Date: 5th August 2020
Andy Shears: 2000 0000 8381 071 – Issue Date: 21st June 2017
Diane Lewis: 2000 0000 7025 134
Tom Jullings: 2000 0000 7580 519

CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)

blankJohn is CSCS registered.  Test Date: 18th November 2016, CSCS Card Registration Number: 5880280. Valid for Five Years From Test Date.

CSCS aims to improve construction site workers’ competence; reducing accidents, improving health and safety, and driving efficiency. The Scheme keeps a database of all those who have attained a level of occupational competence. People who have passed the test receive a card identifying the level they have achieved. Applicants will also need to pass a Health, Safety and Environment Test.

Being a CSCS card holder shows that you have a certain level of skill and knowledge in your field. CSCS cards are available in a range of disciplines and levels throughout the construction industry. If you work in the construction industry then a CSCS card is a great way of proving that you are competent.

CSCS card are being Increasingly demanded by employers, contractors and the public as proof that you have a certain level of knowledge and are therefore competent in your job. This can be seen in the Scottish Government’s decision to make CSCS cards compulsory for public sector construction workers.

Recently the Scottish Building Federation and the Scottish Government have come together to introduce a new policy requiring all companies engaged in public sector construction contracts to ensure that their on-site staff are registered with CSCS or their equivalent.

This means that many more construction workers are going to have to register with CSCS in order to carry on working. CSCS cards and qualifications only last 5 years before they have to be renewed and paid for again!

SC Security Clearance

John has also passed a Security Clearance. MOD, NATO & All Secrets (SC Cleared)
Security Clearance (SC) is the most common type of vetting process. Transferable between government departments, it covers a range of jobs from Government, MOD & Defence.
What is SC?
Valid for five years for contractors, and ten years for permanent employees, SC professionals who need substantial access to secret, occasionally top secret, assets and information. To gain (SC) clearance you will need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of 5 years, and will need to successfully complete all stages of the vetting process which includes:
Baseline Personnel Security Standard
Departmental/Company Records Check
Security Questionnaire
Criminal Record Check
Credit Reference Check
Security Service Check
On completion, information is assessed and a decision made to refuse or approve the clearance application. It will usually take a minimum of six weeks to complete, and is generally reviewed every ten years.

JCD Photography are members of The Federation of Small Businesses. (Membership N0: 47244092)

blankThe Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a UK business organisation representing small and medium-sized businesses. It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed (NFSE).[1] The current name for the organisation was adopted in 1991. It is registered with Companies House as The National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited

FSB is a member-led, not-for-profit and non-party political organisation. FSB is a lobbying organisation representing small firms and the self-employed to UK, national, local and devolved government. FSB offers its members a range of benefits, such as a 24-hour legal advice line and free business banking.

In January 2018, FSB’s Board of Directors altered the organisation’s volunteer structure by switching from elected Branches & Regions to an unelected, ad-hoc approach to local lobbying & representation. This necessitated changes to FSB’s National Council which now comprises 12 appointed representatives, selected from the 9 English regions and the 3 devolved countries.

In 2017 FSB had 184 branches around the UK and these were grouped into 33 regions. Each branch and region has its own committee. In addition, there is a national committee which includes representatives from each regional committee.