Police Performance: DBS check delays at the Metropolitan Police – by Ian Johnston Director for dbs logoOperations (Disclosure)

We’re actively supporting the UK’s largest force, the Metropolitan (Met) Police, to target one of the biggest sources of

delays. Ian Johnston explains Enhanced DBS checks have to be reviewed by local police forces. Some applications going to the Met are taking much longer than our 60 day escalation target, with some taking up to 120 days before they start to process.

We understand the impact this has, not to mention the consequences for applicants and employers. My top priority is to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible. The team and I have been working very closely with the Met to help them address their performance. However, given the level of applications involved, it will inevitably take
some time to resolve.

Download the DBS News November 2015 edition and read more.