March 2020

DBS – Now allowing Virtual ID Verification

By |2020-03-24T11:04:00+00:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: DBS|Tags: , |

Due to current measures that have been put in place as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, we’re aware that organisations are having difficulty following the DBS ID checking guidance. Currently, when validating ID documents, it is best practice to carry the examination out face-to-face with a live video link as an alternative method. Under [...]

December 2019

By |2019-12-10T11:58:24+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Creative, DBS, Meeting, Uncategorised, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Annual Get Together Cataphract have a small operations office in the beautiful village of Wendover, Buckinghamshire, however, as we are mainly operate throughout the UK, most of the team work at home. We dont get the opportunity to see everyone together, so our annual Christmas time get together is special. Thanks to MS Teams, [...]

November 2019

By |2019-12-10T11:56:24+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: DBS, Design, Pre Employment (BPSS), Vetting, Vetting Software|Tags: , , , , , |

Does the thought of doing a DBS check or going through pre-employment screening seem a bit too much like hard work? Well, not anymore with Cataphract’s easy-to-use mobile platform. Why sit down and load up your computer when you could be applying for a DBS check on the move? [...]

September 2019

By |2019-11-08T12:24:15+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS), Vetting|Tags: , , |

DBS Fee Reduction Good news to all. As of 1st October, the Disclosure and Barring Service are reducing their processing fees for all Basic, Standard and DBS fees. Along with reducing our fees now we are e-Bulk registered, this is a significant reduction in the amount clients will be paying for a DBS [...]

June 2019

Cataphract now DBS e-Bulk partner

By |2019-11-08T15:39:05+00:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: DBS, Uncategorised, Vetting|Tags: , , |

Cataphract goes Digital for Criminal Record Checks Cataphract becomes DBS e-Bulk partner. - Digital Transformation NEARLY complete!!!! Cataphract has been a UK Criminal Record Check company for 15 years, currently supporting over 400 companies, groups, clubs and societies deliver safeguarding solutions. We passed the onboarding and validation process to complete digital DBS checks [...]

September 2017

Uber drivers required to apply for new DBS Checks

By |2017-09-04T14:25:25+01:00September 4th, 2017|Categories: Child Protection, DBS, Right to work, Vetting|Tags: , , |

Uber has been been instructed to message all of their drivers to complete new DBS background checks in the next 28 days from a central government system or be struck off the list. Even though Uber drivers use the same roads as Black cab drivers, they undergo separate rules and laws, however, with the rise of [...]

August 2017

1 Million Subscribers

By |2019-11-11T10:01:56+00:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Child Protection, DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|

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. By registering [...]

Cataphract achieve top 4% ranking as DBS Umbrella Partner

By |2019-11-11T10:04:59+00:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS|

We are proud to announce that Cataphract has been ranked in the top 4% in the country for DBS applications submitted from April 2016 to March 2017. There are 3,246 registered DBS umbrella companies in the country so this puts us in the top 150. Each half year the Disclosure and Barring Service announce the activity from [...]

REC Partnership Success Begins

By |2019-11-11T10:10:08+00:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Vetting, Vetting Software|

In our last blog update we highlighted the fact that we became the only DBS checking & pre-employment screening partner available to all REC members in the UK. First off, we got all REC account managers up to speed with Cataphract’s service lines and unique offers, so they can spread the word to the registered firms about our service. We [...]

June 2017

NHS Trust fails to conduct thorough DBS checks

By |2019-11-11T10:17:26+00:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|Tags: , |

It's recently come to light that the Oxford NHS trusts, because of a shortage of doctors, used agency doctors without recent DBS checks.... Quoting Bicester Advertiser While the trust was told it did provide a good quality of care to patients, a shortage of doctors meant targets were missed while full checks were not in [...]

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