Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Delays causes Problems for Taxi Drivers

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Delays causes Problems for Taxi Drivers

Dozens of Doncaster taxi drivers have been prevented from working due to delays in the council’s licensing checks.

Taxi drivers are calling on the council to take urgent action to deal with the backlog in the licensing process.

Taxi drivers must renew their licences every three years in order for enhanced criminal record checks to be carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service, DBS, on behalf of the local authority which issues the licence.

Peter Dale, director of regeneration and environment, said: “It is a condition of every licence that this check is carried out every three years. This is so that we can make sure that drivers are fit and proper people to be trusted with the safety and wellbeing of passengers.

“The current issues being experienced by drivers are due to delays with the DBS processing applications and we have made representations with the police because of concerns over people’s livelihoods being affected.

“In response we have started sending out reminders to drivers six months ahead of their DBS renewal date instead of the usual three months.

Source: Doncaster Free Press

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By |April 8th, 2016|Tags: |

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