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Let DDC process your DBS applications, so you don’t have to!

January 29th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

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If you are looking for assistance with processing a large number of CRB /DBS applications, why not register your organisation with us, and let us take away the stress! After 10 years in the business, this is what we do. High volume processing: As a commercial Umbrella Body for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), […]

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DBS News Dec 2014 / Jan 2015

January 16th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

A Year in Review for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) In the first DBS News of 2015 they have looked back at 2014 and celebrated 2 years since the DBS was formed, producing some interesting statistics: 8 million Disclosure Certificates were issued 735,000 barring referrals were processed 300,000 applicants signed up to the DBS Update […]

Microsoft IE6 Being Phased Out on 9th Jan 2015

December 12th, 2014 by webmaster

The Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browser has been in use since 2001, and several major security vulnerabilities have been discovered in recent years. In response to these developments, Microsoft have stopped supporting or updating the browser, and recommend that all websites phase out support. As such, DDC have decided to phase out support for the oldest […]

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Access Northern Ireland have increased their fees

November 14th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

For those Clients requesting Access Northern Ireland (AccessNI) checks please be aware that from the 1st December 2014 they have increased their fees by £3, to £33 for an Enhanced check (this excludes our admin fee). The Standard Level check remains the same at £26. This fee is classed as a disbursement fee which we pay […]

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DBS News Oct / Nov 2014

November 7th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

The Disclosure and Barring Service becoming the ‘Centre of Excellence’ The DBS have announced plans to make their services simpler and more accessible to all users, applicants and Umbrella Bodies, with the development of new digital systems. The aim is to reduce turnaround times and make the application process easier. Their aims and timescales are […]

DBS News Sep / Oct 2014

October 10th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

DBS Call Centre Delays The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have confirmed the information in the recent DBS News Article, relating to the delays they are experiencing at their call centre, and the increased processing time for Certificates. They assure applicants that they are working hard to return to their normal service and processing times. For applications processed […]

DBS News Aug / Sep 2014

September 5th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

Volunteer Applications The DBS work closely with the Registered Body network to ensure that applications submitted to the DBS meet their strict criteria for eligibility and volunteer status. In this month’s DBS news they have reported an increase in the number of applications submitted that do not meet these strict criteria. As such they have requested […]

DBS News Jul / Aug 2014

August 5th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

New paper forms issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service With the recent changes to the Filtering of Minor Convictions from DBS Certificates (March 2013), the DBS have created a new paper form, which asks the updated ‘Conviction Question’. This was a relatively rapid change and the DBS were unable to instantly change the forms, due to stock held […]

DBS Disclosure results in 121 minutes

July 22nd, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

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Aim for quick Disclosure return: At Due Diligence Checking our aim is to provide our Clients with a first class service that makes applying for Disclosures as easy as possible. Twinned with this aim is a determination to ensure that results of a criminal record checks are returned as fast as possible. We are happy to […]

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DBS News Jun / Jul 2014

July 14th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

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DBS Plan of Action Revealed In  this months News Letter the DBS have announced their Strategic Plan for the next 3 years, setting out plans for supporting government, modernising the core products and offering new products. The Update Service The Update Service is now 1 year old and to date approximately 187,000 applicants have subscribed, […]