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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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Due Diligence Checking Ltd becomes an approved Crown Commercial Supplier

September 29th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

Due Diligence Checking Ltd are delighted to announce acceptance onto the Government Crown Commercial Supplier – G-Cloud 12 Framework. What is the G-Cloud 12 Framework? The G-Cloud 12 Framework is a digital marketplace for public sector organisations to easily procure services. Suppliers listed on the framework have been assessed and approved to provide services to […]

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DBS checks during COVID-19 – FAQs

June 2nd, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

As employees start to return to work, here are some of the common questions we’ve received on processing DBS checks and pre-employment checks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due Diligence Checking Limited (DDC) have put specific measures in place to ensure clients and applicants are fully supported throughout the period of uncertainty. These measures ensure that […]

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The Disclosure and Barring Service extend the FREE COVID-19 checks to Standard and Enhanced without barred list checks

April 16th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

The DBS previously announced FREE ‘enhanced with barred lists’ checks for NHS Health and Social Services, for employees being recruited in connection with the provision of care and treatment of Covid-19. As of the 15th April 2020 this has now been extended to include standard and ‘enhanced without barred list’ checks. If you are recruiting […]

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Criminal Record Checks During COVID-19: Summary

April 6th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

Over the last few weeks there has been many changes by the Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland and Access Northern Ireland in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes have been introduced to ensure organisations can continue to check employees and to provide additional support to the Health and Social Care sector. A summary […]

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