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Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Service Accessible to Schools, Academies and Other Education Settings

DBS Update 20/10/21

As you will be aware Connect2Luton processes DBS’s on behalf of Luton schools, academies, and other educational settings.

We have received a couple of enquiries regarding the delay in respect of the timeframe required to process and issue DBS checks.  We can confirm that there is a national issue with the processing time which the Disclosure & Barring Service are currently facing due to a sudden increase in DBS’s. This, in turn, is affecting all DBS processing bodies including the one used by Connect2Luton.

We hope this helps in understanding the current delays. We will continue to process the initial application and verify documentation with speed in the hope that this will reduce the overall issue time. If you have any specific concerns with checks, please contact us and we will investigate further on an individual basis. We will also keep you informed of any further updates.

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.  

The DBS team – Connect2Luton

(Working in partnership with Luton Borough Council)



Benefits of the service

The Temporary/Supply Recruitment Service will offer contingent support, either daily or long term, supply cover. We recruit to the following roles:

• Qualified teachers for all subjects and key stages
• The full range of teaching and classroom assistants
• Nursery and EYFS qualified and experienced staff
• Teachers and support assistants for special educational needs and SEN in the mainstream
• Staffing for one-to-one tuition and intervention

We can also support you with search and selection introductions to help you fill your substantive teaching or business posts based on retained or contingent (fully invoiced on start date) contracts.

Why use Connect2Luton?

Industry expertise – Our team are local specialists, working in partnership with Luton Council across EYFS, primary, secondary, SEN and further education.

Access to quality candidates – We are building a strong database of local education professionals, including the opportunity to network with overseas trained teachers. This ensures that we deliver the best possible talent and help combat the UK teacher shortage.

Open and honest – We will be transparent regarding our ability to support your short term needs and wants.

Bespoke services – We only provide services to Luton Council schools, academies and other educational and are available for early morning or evening supply calls for the next day’s cover.

Market-leading screening and compliance – Being owned by two local authorities, we take the issue of
safeguarding extremely seriously to ensure our screening is also completely transparent. We work with one of the UK’s largest pre-employment screening providers and are audited by our shareholders every year. Our continuous investment ensures a quick and efficient way of clearing candidates safely, so you can book who you want, when you want, with complete peace of mind. You can be confident that all compliance processes meet regulatory and best practice standards.

Real-time reporting – We provide transparency throughout the entire recruitment process, and access to management information through our bespoke reporting platform that is tailored to your school, academy or educational setting.

Contact our Business Manager Jane Stredder for more information on 0808 281 9533 or email her at

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