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DDC Exhibiting at the Care & Dementia Show on the 3rd & 4th November 2015

October 20th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

Care and Demetia Show 2015 NEC

Due Diligence Checking are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Care & Dementia Show 2015. This show is designed to provide education, products and services to any organisation responsible for the care of older people. As one of the leading suppliers of DBS checks to the Care Industry we hope to […]

Access Northern Ireland Newsletter October 2015

October 14th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

A brief overview of the key changes Access Northern Ireland (AccessNI) have produced a Newsletter for all those submitting applications in Northern Ireland. The below is an overview of some of those key changes affecting applications with Due Diligence Checking Limited. Single Certificates For those submitting DBS applications this is already in place, however AccessNI […]

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DBS Check Delays at the Metropolitan Police Force (MET)

October 2nd, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

The 5 stages to a DBS check Requests for Discosure information sent to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) go through a 5 stage process as outlined below. For more information on tracking DBS applications please read our Where is my DBS/CRB Check and why is it taking so long?’ webpage: Stage 1 – Application […]

DBS News July 2015

August 18th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

The DBS News is back! It has been quite a break since the general news article was published by the Disclosure and Barring Service, in December 2014 / January 2015. It would appear they are now looking at producing this quarterly, in a new format. Below is a summary of some of the key points raised in this […]

System Improvements and New Features

June 29th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

Man indicating a technological system improvement

Listening to our Clients and the Applicants that enter their information As one of the leading DBS Umbrella Bodies, Due Diligence Checking Limited (DDC Ltd) are always looking at ways that we can improve the service that we offer our Clients. We will shortly be making some further changes to the online system based upon the feedback from […]

Changes to DBS Certificates – 31st May 2015

May 27th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

A sample of a DBS Certificate

DBS Fee to be displayed on Certificates The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)  have announced that the Certificates they issue will change from the 31st May 2015 . This is a relatively minor change to include whether the DBS fee was paid when the application was submitted. Applications for volunteer positions, meeting the DBS’s strict […]

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Access Northern Ireland Checks have gone online

May 22nd, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

Northern Ireland Direct Government Services

Access Northern Ireland checks now done online Access Northern Ireland (AccessNI) have recently made a change to the process that applicants will be required to complete, as part of a criminal record check. Each applicant will be required to create an online AccessNI account through their website to proceed with a check: Applying for an Enhanced level […]

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Future changes to DBS ID documents

May 19th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

DBS Primary Identity documents

UK Driver Licence Changes The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) have announced that from 8th June 2015 they will no longer be issuing the Paper Counterpart to UK Photocard Driving Licences. To match this change the DBS will be updating their ID checking guidance to class all UK Photocard Driving Licences as Group 1 […]

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Further Guidance on ‘Home Based Positions’

April 25th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

The DBS have released further information on home based positions together with a flow chart aimed at making it clearer to applicants and employers, what roles would fall under this category. For more information on why this is an important definition please read the Home Based Position FAQ. This updated definition will take effect from the […]

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System improvements and future developments

March 27th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

Man indicating a technological system improvement

New System Enhancement – The Recipient Area As a service provider, Due Diligence Checking Ltd. are always looking at ways to improve the service on offer, to the benefit of all of our Clients. We have recently introduced some new facilities that will enhance the ease of access to essential information. This will affect those […]

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