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Withdrawal of Department for Education (DfE) Subsidy, July 2013


Capita Recruitment Vetting Service (CRVS) has been advised that the current Government subsidy in operation for Early Years providers through a number of Registered Bodies, which includes CRVS, in relation to Enhanced Criminal Records checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau) will cease from 1 July 2013.

Due to this announcement by the Government, it will mean that any Enhanced Criminal Records check submitted to CRVS from the 1 July 2013 will need to be paid for in full by the organisation (or applicant) requesting the check. To view the Government announcement in full, please click here. CRVS has produced a Frequently Asked Questions document to accompany this announcement to help answer any questions you may have with this significant change.

We fully appreciate that the removal of this subsidy by the Government could potentially have a significant impact to your business and we have factored this into our charges by introducing a preferential rate for Enhanced checks for Ofsted registered providers. For you to take advantage of this offer please sign-up to our services immediately or from 1st July 2013 when the subsidy ends by contacting us by phone or e-mail. CRVS have in excess of 7500 early years providers currently registered to use our online system and we would be happy to discuss any aspect of the service with you.

Full information about the subsidy withdrawal is now on the DfE website by clicking here

CRVS has produced a Frequently Asked Questions document  to accompany this announcement to help answer any questions you may have with this significant change. Please refer to our‘CRVS Service Agreement’ document in the Further Information sidebar on the right to view the full Terms & Conditions of our DBS service .

If you have any queries regarding the subsidy withdrawal or if you wish to register with us, please feel free to contact our Client Relations team on 0870 850 2516 (option 1), or alternatively by email at dbs.enquiries@capita.co.uk.

Further Information


Find out more about the DfE by visiting the DfE website.

Download a copy of CRVS Service User Agreement

You can also find out more about Ofsted by visiting the Ofsted website.

Visit the Disclosure microsite for DfE applicants.