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  • Philip Nickson & Co Ltd

    Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors
    Tel: 01285 810099
    Email: info@philipnickson.co.uk

  • Philip Nickson & Co Ltd

    Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors
    Tel: 01285 810099
    Email: info@philipnickson.co.uk

Changes to the basic disclosure process
20/12/2017

From January 2018, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is making some important changes to the basic disclosure process relating to criminal record checks. From next month, individuals who need to obtain a basic disclosure check for a job in England and Wales should apply to the DBS, not to Disclosure Scotland. Up until now, individuals in England and Wales have had to apply for basic disclosure to Disclosure Scotland. Individuals who need a basic disclosure check for a job in Scotland should still apply to Disclosure Scotland. The DBS is to set up a new online application process that will be available onwww.gov.uk.

 

Alternatively, individuals can use a “Responsible Organisation”, i.e. a third party registered with the DBS, to submit the basic disclosure check on their behalf.

 

Employers in England and Wales who require job applicants to obtain a basic disclosure check as a condition of employment should therefore ensure that, from January 2018, they direct them to the DBS to obtain it. The DBS has increased its staffing levels to deal with the additional checks.


Philip Nickson & Company Ltd. Chartered Accountants, Paradise Farm, High Street, Kempsford, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4EU
Registered to carry out audit work in the UK & Ireland by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Registered in England & Wales No. 5439384.