You may elect to continue to be audited to DSS until 31 December 2014. Should you wish to do so, you will be required to demonstrate a documented transition plan to the new standards to us. However, we encourage you to consider transitioning to the new NSDS as soon as possible. Should you wish to commence with transitioning to NSDS during your next surveillance audit, then your assessment will be against NSDS 1, 3, 4 and 6. Should you wish to transition to NSDS and you are due for a recertification audit, all six NSDS standards will be assessed. All providers are required to be certified to NSDS from 1 January 2015. We wish to advise you that Item 6 of the revised DEES Scheme, requires that all former DSS audits are to be carried out to NSDS from 1 January 2015.
Please feel free to contact us should you have any further queries.
We look forward to working with you and supporting you through these transitionary changes.