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DBS News Jan/Feb 2017

February 6th, 2017 by Jonathan Bazely

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Release 1 (R1) Project update. For a summary of the DBS News and how it affects DDC Customers please read below. To view the news in full please follow the link to the DBS website. Release 1 (R1) Project update The DBS recently announced plans to introduce new IT systems to improve several aspects of the DBS […]

An update on Metropolitan Police Service delays

December 8th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

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Enhanced level DBS checks are sent to local police forces as part of the review process, at stage four of a five stage process. The Metropolitan Police Service are resolving a number of issues to tackle the backlog of applications they currently hold. Some applications are taking much longer than their 60 day service level agreement. The Disclosure and Barring […]

Christmas Opening Times for 2016 at DDC

December 5th, 2016 by Matt Tuckey

The staff and management of DDC would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year  The DDC offices will be closed from midday on Friday 23rd December 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We will collect mail from the Local Delivery Office intermittently over this period so […]

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Further delays with DBS R1 roll-out

November 3rd, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

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Further delays with DBS R1. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have announced their project to modernise their service, called Release One (R1), has been delayed. So what is R1? R1 is the introduction of a new IT platform aimed at improving the availability of digital channels between the DBS and their customers. This includes Umbrella Bodies […]

Update on Access Northern Ireland checks

October 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

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Access Northern Ireland (AccessNI) have released information about an update to their services. They recently took part in a trial to access criminal record information from other countries. This trial involved criminal record information relating to Dutch and Latvian nationals. During this six month trial 31 applications were submitted to these countries. The update to […]

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

August 2nd, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

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

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

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

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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 (DBS) reported in their DBS News […]

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

April 6th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

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 […]