DBS News July/Aug 2017

August 9th, 2017 by Jonathan Bazely

iPad with latest DBS news update

Progress on Release 1 (R1) Project The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have announced that the delayed project R1 is now making progress towards completion, with testing undertaken with numerous Responsible Organisations (ROs). The first part of this project will be the submission of online basic checks for any applicants in England and Wales. These […]

DBS News Mar/Apr 2017

April 15th, 2017 by Jonathan Bazely

Digital update across a coded background

A summary of the DBS News for March / April 2017. This month covers topics including the work of the DBS to detect fraud and the correct level of check.

DBS News Jan/Feb 2017

February 6th, 2017 by Jonathan Bazely

iPad with latest DBS news update

For a summary of the DBS News and how it affects DDC Customers please read below. To view the news in full please follow the link to the DBS website. Release 1 (R1) Project update The DBS recently announced plans to introduce new IT systems to improve several aspects of the DBS systems, to the benefit of […]

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 […]

Update on Access Northern Ireland checks

October 15th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

Northern Ireland Direct Government Services

Access Northern Ireland (AccessNI) have released information about an update to their services. They recently took part in a trial to access criminal record information from other countries. This trial involved criminal record information relating to Dutch and Latvian nationals. During this six month trial 31 applications were submitted to these countries. From the 3rd […]

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 […]