Media enquiries

Contact the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) press office if you have a media enquiry or interview request.

DBS press office

The press office operates from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Journalists with a press enquiry can phone 0151 676 1061, 0151 676 1614 or email

The DBS press office only deals with enquiries from the media.

General enquiries

The press office can’t answer calls from individuals about criminal record checking or barring enquiries.

Instead, you can: