What is the role of a Recipient, for criminal record check information?

January 18th, 2016 by Jonathan Bazely

What is a DBS Recipient? A ‘Recipient’ is a term used by Due Diligence Checking Limited (DDC) to describe a specific role. This role is authorised by a Client organisation to receive content on a Disclosure. To access DDC systems, a Recipient requires additional security information, set-up at account opening. If a user has not been authorised they will not be able […]

What is classed as a ‘Personal or Family Arrangement’ by the DBS?

November 19th, 2015 by Jonathan Bazely

A family arrangement is a relationship which involves close family or those who live in the same household and treat each other as family. A personal, non-commercial arrangement exists where no money changes hands, or any money changing hands is given outside of a commercial arrangement. An example would be gifting a friend some petrol money for travel to a Hospital […]

What is Approved Additional Information?

May 28th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

As part of the checks undertaken with an Enhanced-Level DBS application, the DBS will ask the Local Police Forces (LPFs) if they hold any additional information relating to the applicant being checked. This query will be sent to all the LPFs which cover areas where the applicant has lived over the last 5 years, although […]

What is the DBS Update Service?

July 1st, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

The DBS Update Service was launched by the Disclosure and Barring Service on 17th June 2013. An applicant must join the service and pay an annual subscription fee direct to the DBS.* Once joined the applicant can potentially re-use a Disclosure Certificate by giving permission to a new employer to check online that the document […]

How long does a DBS/CRB check last?

March 14th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

Disclosures cannot be thought of as licenses, and they do not expire after a certain period. Disclosures are a more like a snapshot of a person’s criminal record. If the government updates the individual’s criminal record the day after a Disclosure is generated, then the Disclosure will be almost immediately inaccurate. This scenario is unlikely […]