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Fee reduction for DBS checks approved in Parliament

Fee changes for DBS checks will be introduced from 6 April 2022. The change to the legislation was approved in Parliament on the (16th of March). The fees will reduce as follows: Type of DBS check Current fee Fee from 6 April 2022 Basic DBS check £23 £18 Standard DBS check £23 £18 Enhanced DBS… View Article

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Update regarding Biometric Residence Permits

Please be aware that from the 6th April Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) are unable to be used to confirm right to work. Individuals will need to prove their right to work online instead. However, BRPs can still be used for DBS identity purposes and will remain within the DBS identity guidance for Standard, Enhanced and Basic DBS Checks: ID checking guidelines for… View Article

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Government Announces – Independent Review of the Disclosure and Barring Regime

Safeguarding Minister Rachel Maclean has recently announced an Independent review of the disclosure and barring regime. The review will look at the framework for criminal record checks (also known as DBS checks) and for barring individuals from working with vulnerable groups including children. The intention to undertake a review was detailed in the government’s strategy… View Article

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The Different Types of DBS Checks

We’re quite commonly asked about the different levels of DBS checks as it can be confusing to decipher. Therefore, we thought it might be useful to break down the different DBS checks that you can secure for your staff, to give you a more of an understanding of which one would be right for your… View Article

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Meet The Team – Karen Ranson

At eSafeguarding we take pride in making our DBS services accurate and fast and have been doing so since 2002! Our team is full of great and knowledgeable people and we think it is important for you to find out a bit more about them. In this series, you will find out a bit about… View Article

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DBS Processing fees reduced

DBS Processing fees reduced Some very good and perhaps unexpected news coming out of the DBS this past week. As of Tuesday 1st October, the DBS will be reducing the cost of a Disclosure Check – yes, you read that right – reducing. An Enhanced Level check will be reduced from £44 to £40. A… View Article

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New stricter DBS application error amendment rules – what does this mean for you?

If the pressure of filling out DBS forms and applications wasn’t enough, the DBS have announced that from 1st August there will be stricter rules around amendments, specifically regarding ‘Workforce’ selection and address omissions.

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eSafeguarding launches pay as you go online DBS checks

We are really proud to launch our new Pay as you go service – designed with small businesses in mind.

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New DBS ID checking guidelines introduced

As part of our commitment to providing a great service to our customers, we’re always making sure we’re up to date with legislation and process changes at the DBS.

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