An update on Metropolitan Police Service delays

December 8th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

Digital update across a coded background

Enhanced level DBS checks are sent to local police forces as part of the review process, at stage four of a five stage process. The Metropolitan Police Service are resolving a number of issues to tackle the backlog of applications they currently hold. Some applications are taking much longer than their 60 day service level agreement. The Disclosure and Barring Service […]

Christmas Opening Times for 2016 at DDC

December 5th, 2016 by Matt Tuckey

The staff and management of DDC would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year    The DDC offices will be closed from midday on Friday 23rd December 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We will collect mail from the Local Delivery Office intermittently over this period […]

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Further delays with DBS R1 roll-out

November 3rd, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

iPad with latest DBS news update

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have announced their project to modernise their service, called Release One (R1), has been delayed. So what is R1? R1 is the introduction of a new IT platform aimed at improving the availability of digital channels between the DBS and their customers. This includes Umbrella Bodies such as Due Diligence Checking […]

Are you running a summer camp or kids activity group ? Do you need a DBS check?

August 2nd, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

Kids playing in a field

DBS Checks for summer camp or kids activity group helpers. As summer rapidly approaches and the school term ends many organisation begin to offer a summer camp or kids activity groups. These form a great place for children or vulnerable adults to carry on learning through the summer months. They also offer parents additional facilities to find […]

5 easy steps to assessing Regulated Activity in Scotland, the PVG Scheme

July 8th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

PVG Scheme Update or Application form

What is Regulated Activity (or Regulated Work) in Scotland? Regulated Activity (or Regulated Work) is a term used by Disclosure Scotland to help employers or endorsing organisation to determine the level of Disclosure Scotland criminal record check to request, or the type of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership an applicant should hold. Legislation in Scotland is […]

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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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