Free DBS checks for the NHS Health Services and Social Care Services

March 30th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

The DBS have recently announced free of charge applications and fast-track Barred List checks to help with the coronavirus outbreak. This will allow employers recruiting within the NHS health services and social care services, to appoint new recruits into regulated activity quicker. The DBS confirm the individual is not barred from working so they can […]

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DBS transition to a new IT Service Provider

March 26th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

Service Transition Update The DBS are changing their IT partner and transferring services from TCS to HGS and CGI on the 27th March. The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused some challeneges however they are confident that there will be minimal disruption to services. The outcome of these changes and the process of transition are outlined […]

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UPDATE: 26th March 2020 – DBS clarify questions relating to relaxed document checking processes

March 25th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

Covid-19 Changes to documents

Update 25th March 2020: The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have announced that their Contact Center will temporarily close whilst a deep clean is completed. The DBS are available for general queries on: · email: customerservices@dbs.gov.uk · email (for barring enquiries): dbsdispatch@dbs.gov.uk · Twitter: @DBSgovukThe DBS continue to process applications and DDC are not aware […]

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DDC Response to Covid-19 outbreak

March 18th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

We have received several queries from clients and applicants relating to the services that DDC will be providing during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Management Team are constantly reviewing the situation and taking guidance from Government. The company is committed to the health and safety of our employees, and supporting clients and applicants during this turbulent […]

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DBS Conference 2020 review

March 13th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

DBS Conference 2020

1st Annual DBS Conference 2020 The Team at DDC attended the first annual conference held by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool, on Thursday 12th March. The new DBS Chief Executive, Eric Robinson, opened the conference with some clear aims and a positive message for the future of the […]

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DDC announce attendance at the Love Business Expo 2020

February 18th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

Meet the team at this year’s Love Business Expo to discuss DBS and Pre-employment checks using DDC’s secure and reliable online platform. When is the Expo? Thursday 27th February 2020 09:30 – 15:00 Where is the Expo? Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough Why visit DDC? Due Diligence Checking Limited is a professional background screening and […]

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DDC become members of the PBSA

January 27th, 2020 by Jake Waddingham

DDC has recently become members of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). What is the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA)? The PBSA is a non-profit association established to represent the best interests of organisations offering employment background screening services. Founded in 2003, the initial members wanted to establish a high standard of ethics and performance […]

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Financial Conduct Authority – The Fit and Proper Test

November 13th, 2019 by Jake Waddingham

On the 9th December 2019 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is extending the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to solo-regulated firms. Their aim is to set a level of personal conduct for everyone working in the Financial industry. The scheme is already in place for banking firms. This means that all FCA solo-regulated firms, […]

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Changes to the DBS Certificate

October 29th, 2019 by Jake Waddingham

Update Service from the DBS

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have recently announced that the paper certificates will be updated on the 30th October 2019. Please read about the changes taking place and how to ensure that a certificate is genuine. What will change from the 30th October 2019? The organisation that prints the DBS certificates is updating their […]

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DDC to attend the Schools & Academies Show

October 28th, 2019 by Jake Waddingham

Meet the team at the upcoming Schools & Academies show on stand D44. The UK’s largest education policy event! When is the show? 13th – 14th November 2019 Where is the show? National Exhibition Centre (NEC), North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT Why visit DDC? DDC work in partnership with many Schools and Academies, […]

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