FAQs

I work in the security industry. Do I need a Disclosure?

February 13th, 2013 by Matt Tuckey

Roles in the security industry are regulated by the Security Industry Authority and your employer should have the relevant forms for you. Open FAQ

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I work at an airport. Do I need a Disclosure?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

Roles which involve working air-side at an airport only warrant a Basic Disclosure the same as any other role. Your employer should have a mechanism to get the Disclosure and have the airside pass issued. Where you are being asked to obtain a Basic Disclosure by the employer, they can register as a client with […]

Do I need a Disclosure for a Personal Licence (Liquor)?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

Liquor licences require a Basic Disclosure which is issued by Disclosure Scotland (only) for the whole of the UK. You can apply directly to Disclosure Scotland without the need for a Registered Body (like DDC) to countersign the application. They can be contacted on 0870 609 6006. Where you are being asked to obtain a […]

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I live / work outside the UK. Can I still get a Disclosure?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

If you are working overseas for a UK based company we can obtain a Disclosure for you, if your employer registers with us (you can still pay for it, if that is the arrangement you prefer). Your original proof of address and proof of ID documents will need to be checked. Those that are with […]

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I already have a Disclosure. Do I need to get another one?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

Disclosures are a check against the records at a moment in time and additional information could be added any time after the issue date shown on the Certificate. Also, the police will decide whether to release intelligence based on the role and workforce entered on to the form. Consequently, since 2006 Disclosures have not been […]

How is DDC associated with the DBS?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

Due Diligence Checking Ltd. are an official ‘Registered Body’ and an official ‘Umbrella Body‘ for the DBS. Registered Body status means we can submit applications to the DBS and that we have met all of the RB requirements. Umbrella Body status means that we can submit applications on behalf of other organisations that are eligible […]

What documents are required for a criminal record check?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

The documentary requirements when applying for a check depend on the type of check required. Scottish residents applying to join the PVG Scheme are subject to certain requirements, which are detailed on our PVG Scheme page. Basic checks require different document types, which are detailed on our ‘Basic Checks‘ page. The document requirements for Standard […]

Can my Disclosure be received by a family member?

February 13th, 2013 by Matt Tuckey

For Basic Disclosures, only 1 copy is issued, and it is sent to the applicant. As an Umbrella Body acting for a Client, DDC Ltd would have this document sent to us for verification. For Standard and Enhanced Disclosures, only one copy of the Certificate is issued and this sent to the applicant. We are […]

Can I use a Basic Disclosure for my Visa application?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

Disclosures are not proof of identity, so cannot be considered an ‘identity document’. Some countries request a criminal record check prior to granting a visa, but this is usually a special service offered by ACPO. For more information we recommend contacting the authority issuing the Visa. Open FAQ

What is the difference between a Disclosure and a CRB / DBS Check?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

A ‘DBS check’ is the general name of the application process for checking an individuals criminal record through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This was previously called a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, however the name changed in 2012. A Disclosure is the name of the specific document issued by the DBS, Disclosure Scotland […]

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