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Disclosure checks seem to be stuck at LPF (Local Police Force) for a long time, why is this?

The Scout Association has been informed by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) that there are currently significant delays with disclosure applications being processed through the Metropolitan Police. In some cases applications are taking a significant number of weeks for the local police force (LPF) check to be processed.

While mainly affecting those who live, or have lived, within the Metropolitan Police area, there may be some volunteers in other parts of the Country who are also affected.

The DBS are working with the Metropolitan Police to resolve this delay, however if the application is over 60 days from the date of being at the Local Police Force (LPF) the applicant may wish to call the DBS directly on 03000 200 190 to escalate their application.

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