The Disclosure and Barring Service, back in 2013 created a service called ‘Update Service‘ where the individual, upon receipt of a new DBS within the last 30 days, can register for a yearly update for a new DBS check.

To obtain a new DBS, the individual has to go through an umbrella company first, so by registering to the update services, the individual pays £13 per year for the check and free if a volunteer.

We encourage the individual to register to this system, however have seen, if they are registering through a corporate CSR scheme or don’t feel they have the need to register yearly, there is less desire to register. There could be several factors, but the individual has to pay, not the employer, which might be the reason.

Cataphract feel this is a credit worth system and hope to be a DBS partner for many more years to come.