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Filtering of DBS checks

DBS will filter certain old and minor cautions and convictions, reprimands and warnings from DBS certificates

We will filter certain specified old and minor offences from criminal record certificates issued from the 29 May 2013. Changes to legislation were introduced to let us do this.

The filtering rules and the list of offences that will never be filtered will explain how it works and what offences it applies to.

For detailed information about filtering read the DBS filtering guidance.