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Please can you tell me how you made your application i.e. was it via a third party company or not?
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The application was made via an agency that acted on behalf of an individual who wanted to hire me as a care worker for her son.
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Many thanks for your patience. It is indeed possible to seek compensation for unreasonably delayed DBS checks, where such delays have directly resulted in loss of earnings. In the first instance the party applying for the check can escalate the matter directly with the DBS. You should ask the agency that made the application to log on to the portal where they made it and to see if there is the option to escalate this – it is usually done online by clicking on a dedicated Escalate button. It can be done via this site:
If the escalation process has completed and there is still no resolution, you may wish to consider making a formal claim against them for compensation. You could use specialist lawyers to do this, such as:
As this can be a complex matter you are best advised to use a specialist solicitor to assist with the claim process.
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