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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 […]

New job posted – front-end web developer

February 24th, 2016 by webmaster

Front-end Web Developer DDC have a new staff vacancy. We are recruiting a front-end web developer. If you know how to build professional websites, based on PHP, MySQL and Apache, and you know how to design layouts in HTML, CSS and Js, then get in touch. For full details, please take a look at our […]

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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 […]

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 […]

New DBS Code of Practice

November 16th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

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New DBS Code of Practice 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 […]

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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