Police Clearance: the Good Edge Over Another Sitter
Having police clearance could give you the edge over another sitter. It could mean the difference of winning or losing a sit. It doesn’t cost that much and the value of this peace of mind far outweighs the cost. It is strongly advised to have current National Police Clearance documentation in Australia or a DBS ( i.e. Disclosure Barring Service) check in the UK.
Just think if you were going to have someone live in your home while you were away, wouldn’t you like to have the added security that comes with the knowledge that the sitter/s have police clearance status. Keep it upper most in your mind that a police clearance could give you the edge over another sitter.
An up to date police clearance could give you the edge
Generally certification is valid for 12 months so one application could see you through a number of different sits.
In Australia, the cost varies from state to state so check the links below for a full listing of requirements and downloadable forms. You can also pick up the forms from a post office or police station. it is worth securing, however. Remember, having a police clearance could give you the edge over another sitter.
For NSW, Western Australia or South Australia, please use the National Police Check site or the National Crime Check site for a national service.
For the UK Disclosure Bureau (formerly CRB) check process, you can apply online via these links:
Online DBS Enquiry form
UK Disclosure Information Line Tel: 0044 8709 090 811
How to validate a genuine UK DBS check and certificate
To Register as a House-Sitter yourself for housesitting and pet sitting follow this link HOUSE-SITTER REGISTRATION
To Register as a Homeowner yourself follow this link HOMEOWNER REGISTRATION