BASIC DISCLOSURE CHECK CHANGES
From January 2018, if you need a basic disclosure check for a job in England and Wales, you should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
If you need a basic disclosure check for a job in Scotland, then you should apply to Disclosure Scotland.
If you want a check for personal reasons rather than work purposes, you should apply where you live – DBS if you live in England or Wales or Disclosure Scotland if you live in Scotland.
If you are applying to DBS you will be able to use their new online application route that will be available from January 2018 on www.gov.uk.
Alternatively, you can use a ‘Responsible Organisation’ (RO) – a third party registered with DBS – to submit checks on your behalf. A list of Responsible Organisations can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/responsible-organisations.
For Companies wanting to carry out Basic checks on their employees please contact us for further advice.