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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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Free DBS checks for the NHS Health Services and Social Care Services

March 30th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

The DBS have recently announced free of charge applications and fast-track Barred List checks to help with the coronavirus outbreak. This will allow employers recruiting within the NHS health services and social care services, to appoint new recruits into regulated activity quicker. The DBS confirm the individual is not barred from working so they can […]

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DBS transition to a new IT Service Provider

March 26th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

Service Transition Update The DBS are changing their IT partner and transferring services from TCS to HGS and CGI on the 27th March. The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused some challeneges however they are confident that there will be minimal disruption to services. The outcome of these changes and the process of transition are outlined […]

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DBS Temporary Relaxation of Document Checking Guidelines

March 25th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

Covid-19 Changes to documents

The Home office have announced a relaxation of the current identity checking guidelines utilised by the DBS. This temporary measure is designed to accommodate the increase in ‘working from home’ as part of the action plan to limit the spread of Covid-19. The original information can be found here.  Under the current process, document checkers are […]

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DDC Response to Covid-19 outbreak

March 18th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

We have received several queries from clients and applicants relating to the services that DDC will be providing during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Management Team are constantly reviewing the situation and taking guidance from Government. The company is committed to the health and safety of our employees, and supporting clients and applicants during this turbulent […]

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DBS Conference 2020 review

March 13th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

DBS Conference 2020

1st Annual DBS Conference 2020 The Team at DDC attended the first annual conference held by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, on Thursday 12th March. The new DBS Chief Executive, Eric Robinson, opened the conference with some clear aims and a positive message for the future of the […]

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DDC announce attendance at the Love Business Expo 2020

February 18th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

Meet the team at this year’s Love Business Expo to discuss DBS and Pre-employment checks using DDC’s secure and reliable online platform. When is the Expo? Thursday 27th February 2020 09:30 – 15:00 Where is the Expo? Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough Why visit DDC? Due Diligence Checking Limited is a professional background screening and […]

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DDC become members of the PBSA

January 27th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

DDC has recently become members of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). What is the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA)? The PBSA is a non-profit association established to represent the best interests of organisations offering employment background screening services. Founded in 2003, the initial members wanted to establish a high standard of ethics and performance […]

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