How can I pay for my DBS check?

October 10th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

I have been asked to make payment for my DBS check, what are the options? If you wish to make payment for your criminal record check there are several options available: Debit / Credit Card – payment details can be provided over the phone or in person at our offices (please see the contact DDC page) Cheque […]

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What is the DBS definition of a volunteer?

September 5th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

The DBS do not charge an application fee for roles submitted as volunteers. As such they have a very strict definition of a volunteer: A person engaged in an activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses), doing something which aims to benefit some third party other than or in […]

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What is the difference between a PVG Scheme application and a DBS Check?

March 25th, 2013 by webmaster

There are several key differences between the application for a DBS Disclosure and an application to join the PVG scheme. Below are some of the key differences and the questions an employer should ask before deciding on the correct process: Where will the applicant be working? To be eligible for the PVG Scheme the applicant must be working […]

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What are children’s or adult’s lists?

March 15th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

The Adult’s list and the Children’s lists are the two current systems for recording those individuals actively barred from working with children or vulnerable adults. The lists have existed in various forms over the past few years, such as List 99, Protection of Vulnerable Adults list (POVA), Protection of Children Act (POCA) list and the […]

How much does it cost to get a criminal record check?

March 14th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

The cost of getting a criminal record check depends on several factors and ranges from as little as £12 for a volunteer getting an online Disclosure to over £80 for an individual joining the Scottish PVG scheme. The cost is determined by the type of check required, the documentation the applicant is able to provide, […]

How do I get a criminal record checked?

March 14th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

The process for obtaining a Disclosure document is relatively straightforward, and involves 6 general steps: Decide which level of check the applicant requires. Complete the correct disclosure application form (online or paper). Present the form and supporting documents to an authorised individual, who will check the details. Submit the form to the DBS or Disclosure […]

I have been told to get a Disclosure. What do I need to do?

March 14th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

If you have been told by your manager or supervisor to get a Disclosure on yourself, then the only level of Disclosure that your are able to obtain is a Basic-level Disclosure. Anybody may request a basic level disclosure on themselves, and this can be done directly through Disclosure Scotland. You can read more on […]

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What is the difference between a Disclosure and a CRB/DBS Check?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

A ‘DBS check’  is the general name of the application process for checking an individuals criminal record through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This was previously called a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, however the name changed in 2012. A Disclosure is the name of the specific document issued by the DBS, Disclosure Scotland or […]

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I live/work outside the UK. Can I still get a Disclosure?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

If you are working overseas for a UK based company we can obtain a Disclosure for you, if your employer registers with us (you can still pay for it, if that is the arrangement you prefer). Your original proof of address and proof of ID documents will need to be checked. Those that are with […]

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Do I need a Disclosure for a Personal Licence (Liquor)?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

Liquor licences require a Basic Disclosure which is issued by Disclosure Scotland (only) for the whole of the UK. You can apply directly to Disclosure Scotland without the need for a Registered Body (like DDC) to countersign the application. They can be contacted on 0870 609 6006. Where you are being asked to obtain a […]

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