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UPDATE 18/06/21: Right to Work checks – What’s Changing?

June 18th, 2021 by Jake Waddingham

Right to Work update 18th June 2021: COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks will now end on 31 August 2021 The Home Office has announced today a further extension to the COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. The announcement is in response to the Governments extension to the date for the easing of lockdown restrictions […]

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DBS checking news – Updates and Changes

June 3rd, 2021 by Jake Waddingham

DDC News

As we approach the second half of the year, we take a look at some of the updates and changes with DBS checks, including some useful information about the process. In this news update we cover: Changes to the enhanced DBS process Relaxed document checking guidelines Digital Identity International criminal record checks Changes to the […]

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DBS checks for online roles

May 6th, 2021 by Jake Waddingham

We are receiving more and more enquiries asking about DBS checks for online roles. Especially questions regarding eligibility for online roles. With remote working continuing to increase throughout 2021, we have provided your answers to your DBS checking questions for individuals performing their role online. Which online roles require a DBS check? Although an individual […]

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DBS checks for summer camps or children’s activity groups

April 21st, 2021 by Jonathan Bazely

As summer rapidly approaches and the school term ends, many organisations begin to offer summer camps or children’s activity groups. These form a great place for children or vulnerable adults to carry on learning and having fun through the summer months. They also offer parents additional facilities to find care outside of term time. Safeguarding […]

Why Outsource Reference Checks?

March 8th, 2021 by Jake Waddingham

We all know that carrying out suitable reference checks is a crucial element to getting the best talent into your organisation. The biggest frustration we hear about is that employment reference checks can take a lot of time to obtain and sometimes don’t come back at all. This does not have to be the case! You […]

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Pre-employment screening in 2021

January 20th, 2021 by Jake Waddingham

As we look to 2021 here are some of the hot topics from within the pre-employment and safeguarding industry, with commentary by Jonathan Bazely, the Director of Due Diligence Checking Limited (DDC): “Well, it’s been a bit of a difficult year for quite a lot of us and not one I would want to repeat. […]

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Free COVID-19 DBS Checks

January 6th, 2021 by Jake Waddingham

The DBS recently announced free COVID-19 DBS checks and fast-track barred list(s) checks are to continue until further notice, including the relaxed document checking guidelines. Free COVID-19 DBS check for vaccination sites Have you been approved by the government to deliver COVID-19 vaccines? DDC are working with community pharmacies to DBS check staff and volunteers […]

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DBS Filtering Rules Updated

November 23rd, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

The DBS has announced that from the 28 November 2020 onwards new filtering rules for Standard and Enhanced DBS certificates will apply. It was identified by the Supreme Court that current filtering rules were disproportionate. Key changes include: Youth reprimands, youth warnings, or youth cautions will no longer be disclosed. Automatic disclosure of all convictions where […]

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DDC lead the way with exceptional customer service

November 12th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

As part of our dedication to customer service, we offer all clients and applicants the opportunity to complete a short online survey about the service they experienced. Recent feedback delivered a superb 97% approval rating with 99% of clients saying they would openly recommend our services. Feedback is regularly reviewed by a dedicated team, and […]

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What are the benefits of online DBS checks?

October 6th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

Are you currently processing paper applications? Tired of correcting errors and chasing applicants for their paper certificate? We work in partnership with many Registered Bodies who wish to streamline their DBS checking process by transitioning to online DBS checks. Many of our client’s transition from paper to online applications to save time, money and improve […]

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