Uber drivers required to apply for new DBS Checks

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 [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Child Protection, DBS, Right to work, Vetting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

1 Million Subscribers

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 | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Child Protection, DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|0 Comments

Cataphract achieve top 4% ranking as DBS Umbrella Partner

We are proud to announce that Cataphract are 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 all DBS [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS|0 Comments

REC Partnership Success Begins

In our last blog update we highlighted 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 then attended a number [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Vetting, Vetting Software|0 Comments

NHS Trust fails to conduct thorough DBS checks

It's recently come to light that the Oxford NHS trusts, because a shortage of doctors, used agency doctors without a 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 place [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 top tips for a fast security clearance application

Cataphract have been processing CTC and SC clearances for over 10 years for major government outsourcers, service firms and technology vendors. Clearance can take up to 3 months after the application is received by the Home Office, so an efficient a fast background check is essential. Here are our 5 top tips to help your [...]

A Guide to Right to Work Checks

As Brexit fast approaches, its uncertain how this will pan out, however, we are getting more calls and requests from clients to perform right to work checks on existing employees and during the pre-employment checks phase of the recruitment process. A right to work check means that you check a document which is acceptable for [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: DBS, Right to work|Tags: , |0 Comments

DBS Updates and Latest News

DBS System Update The Disclosure and Barring Service announced a short while back the transformation of their internal system to be totally digital, project name R1. They have recently highlighted the start of the change with Basic checks first and then standard and Enhanced later in the 2017/2018. This is a more complex system and [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: DBS|0 Comments

Care Home contracts being turned away because of funding

Imagine the scenario when you are asked to take on an outsourced project for £10m per year based on current economic situations, factoring in forecast rises in the economy to cope with salaries, operating costs and coping with the unknown. Then imagine the funding cuts to deliver the service is reduced to £9m per year [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: DBS|0 Comments

Is the past ACTUALLY the past?

We’ve been hearing plenty recently about fake news and false information flooding the media, with Facebook looking to implement rules on how news is distributes and shared. With so much effort focussed on management of fake information, the employment market still needs to get ahead with the validation of fake employment/personal information. Only recently it [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: DBS|1 Comment

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