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Personnel Checks Become Top 50 Umbrella Body

We’re delighted to announce we have made it into the top 50 DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Umbrella Bodies.  

This fantastic achievement is due to the increase in volume of criminal record check applications that Personnel Checks submit to the DBS (formerly the CRB).

The speed in which we are able to process application forms has also significantly increased with almost 60% of checks being returned within 48 hours and our record for the fastest returning criminal record check currently stands at just 7 minutes.

The announcement will allow us to further develop and strengthen our relationship with the DBS as we now have a dedicated Account Manager from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Our Account Manager will visit our Head Office in Lancashire on a quarterly basis to receive feedback given from our customers.

We will be sure to pass on all comments received from our customers to the DBS to try and make the criminal record checking process as quick and efficient as possible.

This decision will also benefit our customers as they will be notified even sooner of any changes to legislation or processes at the DBS.

This will in turn allow them to implement these changes into their organisations, therefore being fully compliant with the DBS Code of Practice at all times.

Commenting on the announcement, our Lead Signatory and Managing Director, Michelle Mellor said; “We at Personnel Checks are thrilled with this development and we hope this recognition reinforces to our customers how seriously we take the criminal record checking process and how passionate we are about safeguarding society.”

“Our aim is to guide our customers quickly and easily through the often complex work of DBS Checks and regular meetings and updates with our Account Manager will certainly help us to do this a lot more effectively." 

"The Safeguarding process which we conduct with the Disclosure and Barring Team in Liverpool is an invaluable and crucial public service and one we are delighted to be associated with.”

If you require any help or advice regarding criminal record checks, please call our free helpline on 01254 355688. Our dedicated advisors are ready to take your call.

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