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Use DDC as a DBS Umbrella Body

January 14th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

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 […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From The Team

December 24th, 2015 by Matt Tuckey

Merry Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas 2015 from DDC and a Happy New Year

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DBS News November 2015

December 8th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

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 been working very closely with […]

New DBS Code of Practice

November 16th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

Please note that the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have now updated their Code of Practice (CoP) and released a new version. This is a welcome change as the old version referred to the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), which was transformed into the DBS in 2012. To view this new DBS Code of Practice please follow the link to […]

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Visit us at the Care & Dementia Show

November 2nd, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

Care & Dementia Show 2015

Due Diligence Checking are proud to announce that we will be exhibiting in the NEC at the Care & Dementia Show 2015.

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

October 20th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

Care & Dementia Show 2015

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

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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

System Improvements

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 […]