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Are you running a summer camp or kids activity group ? Do you need a DBS check?

August 2nd, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

Kids playing in a field

It is very important that any organiser offering a summer camp for children or vulnerable adults assesses their need to carry out criminal record checks. This includes all those interacting with children and/or vulnerable adults. This may be volunteers helping out, students gaining some experience or paid staff. DBS Checks for summer camp or kids activity group […]

5 easy steps to assessing Regulated Activity in Scotland, the PVG Scheme

July 8th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

PVG Scheme Update or Application form

Simple steps to establish if PVG Scheme is required for working with children and vulnerable adults in Scotland. What is Regulated Activity (or Regulated Work) in Scotland? Regulated Activity (or Regulated Work) is a term used by Disclosure Scotland to help employers or endorsing organisation to determine the level of Disclosure Scotland criminal record check to request, […]

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End of support for Internet Explorer 7 and 8

June 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

Internet Explorer 6 removed from support

Why is support ending for Internet Explorer 7 and 8? The Internet Explorer 7 and 8 (IE7 and IE8) browsers have been in use since 2006, and several security vulnerabilities have been identified in recent years. In response to these discoveries, Microsoft stopped supporting or updating these browsers on the 12th Jan 2016, and recommend […]

DBS News March 2016

April 7th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

iPad with latest DBS news update

DBS News for March 2016 The DBS news for March 2016 has now been released and their are some interesting points. We have broken it down in this article, summarised the important aspects and highlighted any effect this will have in the short term. An update on the Metropolitan Police Performance and Backlog The Disclosure and Barring Service […]

Update on the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in Scotland

April 6th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

PVG Scheme Update or Application form

The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in Scotland Due Diligence Checking limited were recently visited by the team at Disclosure Scotland for an informal audit of the processes we employ, and information that we provide to clients and applicants. As part of this audit Disclosure Scotland asked us to encourage employers to let Disclosure Scotland know (via ourselves) if they […]

DDC Supporting the local community

April 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

Local charity LOROS logo

The support and charity work that we do At DDC, we try to put something back into our local community in a variety of different ways. Below are a few of the events that our 22 staff have taken part in, in the hope of enriching the local area and staying healthy: Encouraging the team to raise money and […]

BT Network outage affecting some services

February 2nd, 2016 by webmaster

We are currently experiencing network connectivity issues, due to the nationwide BT outage. Our servers are still online, and we can receive phone calls. However, our office email is offline, and our agents are unable to access our administrative systems. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope to see BT resolve the issue soon. […]

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Use DDC as a DBS Umbrella Body

January 14th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

Ticking off the signs of quality

What is a DBS Umbrella Body? An Umbrella Body for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is an organisation who can process and submit applications to the DBS on behalf of other organisations. There are several reasons why an organisation may not want to register directly with the DBS: the organisation may not meet the minimum number of DBS checks […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From The Team

December 24th, 2015 by Matt Tuckey

Christmas Tree and Merry Christmas
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DBS News November 2015

December 8th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

DBS News for November 2015 DBS check delays with the Metropolitan Police Force In October, an article was published to inform Clients of the significant delays with the Metropolitan Police Force (MET). These delays have resulted in some applications taking up to 120 days before stage 4 of the process is started.  The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have […]