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In with the DBS check out with the CRB check

This week on the 17th June the government introduced the Disclosure & Barring Services’ (DBS) new ‘Update Service’ which will remove the need for applicants to apply for a new criminal records certificate each time they move jobs.
1106732_i_love_my_childNow applicants who choose to subscribe to the ‘Update Service’ will be provided with a DBS certificate which is kept up to date, this means that they will be able to take it from role to role as long as they are working within the same workforce. For example… if an applicant has a certificate to work with children they will be able to move within roles working with children.
Applicants will need to pay an annual fee of £13 to use the service. The benefit to employers is that they will be able to use the online services provided by the DBS to check if the information on the certificate presented to them by the individual is up to date. Employers can carry out this check for free but must have the applicant’s consent to do so.
The new update service will go a long way to resolve the problems around portability of certificates. It is up to applicants whether they subscribe to the online service but there are obvious benefits for applicants as they will be able to avoid the cost and inconvenience of applying for repeated certificates.
Contact Happy Nest if you want any more information on the new ‘Update Service’ we are more than happy to help or you can find out more here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/disclosure-and-barring-service-update-service-now-available