About checking references


  • attending an interview

  • holding the correct passport or Visa to work in the UK if they are not British nationals

  • Full UK DRB check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) see https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

  • Criminal record check from their country of origin (if applicable)

  • National Insurance Number

  • Obtaining their full employment history

  • Details of their previous employers, so you and we can check their references

  • Relevant work related certificates

  • Public liability insurance (where required)

  • Valid passport

  • Valid Visa to work in the UK (if applicable)

  • Driving license (where applicable)


We will ask for these to be produced and will do some checks ourselves, but it is your responsibility to ensure they are properly checked and validated to your satisfaction. Home Help Companions cannot be held responsible for the validation of any documents produced by companions.


Home Help Companions will ensure that all our candidates are fully versed in their responsibilities and have access to copies of all Government and Carer Company policies, procedures, and codes of conduct. These policies will include the Protection of Vulnerable Adults, Health and Safety, and Data Protection.

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