My current status is:
Stage 1 (Application Form received and validated): In Progress
Stage 2 (Police National Computer searched): Not Started
Stage 3 (ISA Children, ISA Adults and List 99 searched, where applicable): Not Started
Stage 4 (Records held by the Police search): Not Started
Stage 5 (Disclosure Printed): Not Started
They received it on 23 Dec, so technically, I know its difficult with the holidays, have had it 2 weeks.
The thing is, I obviously want to get out of my current job and start my new one as soon as possible after the check is completed. Now...Do all the stages take equal amount of time? Or is it likely that once it gets going the rest of the stages will be completed quite quickly. For instance could I wake up one day, check online and it's suddenly gone from stage 1 to stage 3, etc. The reason is I need to give 4 weeks notice, hopefully at least two of them can be used up by untaken holiday days, and I'm not sure when to hand my notice in.
Such an annoying system, I think there really needs to be a review of the it, which I'm sure some of you who've been working a lot longer than me will probably have been saying for years!