Counter Terrorist Check (CTC): is carried out if an individual is working in proximity to public figures, or requires unescorted access to certain military, civil, industrial or commercial establishments assessed to be at particular risk from terrorist attack
Security Check (SC): determines that a person’s character and personal circumstances are such that they can be trusted to work in a position that involves long-term, frequent and uncontrolled access to SECRET assets
Developed Vetting: (DV) in addition to SC, this detailed check is appropriate when an individual has long term, frequent and uncontrolled access to ‘Top Secret’ information. There is also Enhanced DV.
Removed the announcements section as there are no current announcements available.
Updated opening hours for Enquiry centre.
Removed What are the definitions for routine priority and immediate requests for clearance? section of content.
Added announcement for the latest DBS National Security Vetting sponsor bulletin.
Added new announcement regarding release of SC eform.
Removed Christmas opening times announcement.
Added new announcement for opening hours.
Added new announcement 20 November 2014.
Added annoucement about the RLI Portal outage taking place 4 December from 4:00pm.
Removed expired announcement.
Added link to DBS National Security Vetting sponsor bulletin.
Updated Contact us section and move up the page.
Removed some of the out of date announcements.
Added announcement under Business Development and Improvement Update
Amended announcement 17th July 2014.
Added new announcement dated 23rd July 2014.
Added new announcement and updated another.
Added new announcement regarding NSV forms.
Removed text in the ROUTINE - Process section of the table.
Updates have been completed in the following sections "What are the definitions for priority and immediate requests for clearance?" and "What will I be asked at interview as a vetting subject or as a referee".
Updated 'Contractors and consultants' section with new text. Replaced complaints section with link to complaints procedure document.
Updated information about International Personnel Security Clearances
Updated section "NATO Security Officers" which is now titled "NATO security clearances".
Updated the opening times for the Contact Centre for Vetting.
Removed announcements dated 9 May 2013 and 11 April 2013.