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240 documents from Disclosure and Barring Service

  • List of offences that will never be filtered from a DBS certificate

    The DBS list of offences is available in word, excel and open document spreadsheet formats.

  • DBS ID checking guidelines

    Guidance to help you validate the identity of a DBS check applicant and a new lead/countersignatory.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service

    The home of Disclosure and Barring Service on GOV.UK.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service – Media enquiries

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

  • DBS guidance leaflets

    Guidance leaflets relating to eligibility and other DBS services and products.

  • DBS Newsletters

    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) newsletters.

  • DBS News: Edition Three

    Read the latest edition of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) newsletter.

  • Annual Report for the Independent Monitor 2017

    This is the fifth annual report of the Independent Monitor for the period January to December 2017.

  • DBS checks: police performance summary

    Quarterly summary of how disclosure units have performed against published service standards, and average turnaround times for DBS checks at each police force.

  • DBS checks: guidance for employers

    Guidance for employers about DBS checks, including how to apply, registering with the DBS and the code of practice.

  • DBS Update Service: applicant guide

    Guidance for applicants regarding the DBS Update Service, including how to join and how to renew your subscription.

  • Responsible Organisations

    A list of Responsible Organisations and their responsibilities.

  • DBS Update Service: employer guide

    As an employer, you can access the Update Service to do status checks on an individual’s standard or enhanced DBS certificate, if they've joined the service.

  • Partnership working to tackle fraud

    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is working with SAFER Jobs to prevent people falling victim to scammers.

  • Use GOV.UK to answer your queries

    The DBS website holds a lot of information that can be used to answer a number of queries, relating to DBS products and services.

  • DBS email addresses are changing

    In partnership with the Home Office, email addresses across the DBS are changing.

  • DBS basic checks - coming soon

    The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is preparing to provide basic disclosure checks for England and Wales.

  • New identity checking guidelines

    New identity checking guidelines have been introduced for standard and enhanced disclosure checks.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service – Complaints procedure

    As part of our commitment to provide a high standard of customer service, we welcome comments and suggestions as to how we can continuously improve.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service – Welsh language scheme

    The Welsh Language Scheme sets out how the Disclosure and Barring Service can provide its services to the public in Welsh.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service – Working for DBS

    The DBS offers a range of careers, from working with the public to roles supporting operational areas of the business.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service – Publication scheme

    The publication scheme details the information that DBS publishes and explains how to obtain that information.

  • DBS e-bulk: third-party suppliers management

    The relevant questionnaires must be completed by organisations that are third-party suppliers, handling Registered Bodies' e-bulk application data.

  • E-bulk: submitting multiple applications for DBS checking

    Using the e-bulk system for making multiple applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service, including how to register.

  • DBS application form: guide for applicants

    Step by step guidance for applicants filling in the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application form.

  • DBS certificate reprint guide and forms

    A guide to requesting a DBS certificate reprint and forms to complete.

  • Basic disclosure changes

    From January 2018, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) are making changes to the basic check process.

  • DBS subject access requests

    Guidance, checklist and form for making a subject access request to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

  • Basic checks

    Guidance regarding basic checks, including how to apply and the information disclosed on a basic certificate.

  • DBS barring: making a referral booklet

    A booklet explaining how to make a referral to the DBS.

  • DBS: structure and salaries, 2017

    These documents contain the Disclosure and Barring Service's (DBS) most recent structure and salaries information.

  • DBS: structure and salaries, 2016

    These documents contain the Disclosure and Barring Service's (DBS) most recent structure and salaries information.

  • Eligibility guidance for enhanced DBS checks

    Guides to help you identify the types of work eligible for an enhanced DBS check in each workforces, including regulated activity.

  • Eligibility guidance for standard DBS checks

    A guide to eligibility for standard certificates, for Registered Bodies and employers.

  • DBS eligibility guidance

    A collection of documents that you can use to decide whether a role is eligible for a basic, standard or enhanced DBS check.

  • DBS Freedom of Information Log

    Monthly log of Freedom of Information requests handled by DBS from April 2018.

  • DBS certificate disputes and fingerprint consent forms

    If there is a mistake on your DBS certificate, the forms and guidance explain what you need to do.

  • Basic check guidance and policies

    A collection of guidance and policy documents relating to the submission of basic checks, for Responsible Organisations.

  • Updated identity checking guidelines

    New identity (ID) checking guidelines are being introduced on 3 September 2018.

  • Report a problem about a criminal record check or barring decision

    Appeal a mistake on a criminal record check certificate or appeal a decision on DBS's list of people who are barred from certain roles

  • Transgender applications

    Guidance and information regarding the sensitive applications route for transgender applicants.

  • Quality assurance framework, version 9 (QAF v9)

    Version 9 of the quality assurance framework (QAF) came into force on 17 June 2013.

  • Help reduce recruitment fraud

    The DBS is working with SAFERjobs, asking organisations to join its scheme that aims to tackle the rise in fake background screening checks.

  • DBS dataset 5: police disclosure unit performance

    Quarterly dataset showing statistics against service level agreements.

  • DBS dataset 4: barring cases and appeals

    Quarterly dataset showing statistics against revised internal performance standards.

  • DBS dataset 3: number and type of registered and umbrella body applications

    Quarterly dataset showing volumes and types of DBS check applications submitted to us by registered and umbrella bodies.

  • DBS dataset 2: Disputes volumes and response times

    Quarterly dataset showing statistics against performance standards.

  • DBS dataset 1: Disclosure Progress, Update Service and DBS Basics Information

    Quarterly datasets showing statistics against internal performance standards.

  • DBS business plan: 2018-2019

    Outlines the objectives of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) from 2018 to 2019.

  • DBS annual report and accounts: 2017 to 2018

    Annual report and accounts for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) from 2017 to 2018.

  • DBS register of interests

    Register of interests for the board members of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

  • Online Services and Enquiry Matrix Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy explains how we will use your personal data and outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Countersignatory Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy explains how we will use your personal data and outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Rehabilitation Periods

    Rehabilitation Periods as determined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

  • Accountable Officer Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy explains how we will use your personal data and outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Standard and Enhanced DBS check Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy explains how we will use your personal data and outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Basic DBS check Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy explains how we will use your personal data and outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Barring Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy explains how we will use your personal data and outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Individual Rights Policy

    This Policy explains the rights you have as a user of the DBS' services and how we will fulfil our obligations under the GDPR.

  • Update Service Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy explains how we will use your personal data and outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Subject Access Request Privacy Policy

    Our Privacy Policy explains how we will use your personal data and outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Handling of DBS certificate information

    Information on the handling process for DBS certificates.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service – About us

    The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions on more than four million people every year.

  • DBS online account guidance

    Information regarding a DBS online account and the services available to you as a barring or basic check customer.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service – Personal information charter

    Our personal information charter summarises what you can expect from us in regards to your personal information.

  • DBS disclosure representations process

    The process for making representations to the Chief Officer, regarding information that may be released on a DBS certificate.

  • DBS referral guide: data protection and security

    Guidance about data protection issues when making a barring referral to the DBS.

  • DBS barring: local authority referral duty and power

    Guidance for local authorities and bodies about duty and power to refer a person to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

  • DBS Data Retention Policy

    The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) operates a Data Retention Policy to ensure that data is not held for longer than necessary.

  • Consent Policy

    Our Policy explains how we will use your personal data and outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • DBS News 2018: Edition Two

    Read the latest edition of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) newsletter.

  • Terms and Conditions for DBS online services

    These documents contain terms and conditions for individuals and organisations who use DBS online services.

  • GDPR is here

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018.

  • Data Portability

    You have the right, where this is technically feasible, to electronically receive any personal data you have provided to the DBS to process, on a consent basis.

  • Deletion of Data

    In certain circumstances you have a right to have personal data held about you erased.

  • DBS Privacy Policies

    A collection of the Disclosure and Barring Service's (DBS) Privacy Policies in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • Your data and how we use it

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018 and it affects how we use your data.

  • Announcing the new UK Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB)

    A network of Registered Bodies are to form a group of criminal record check professionals.

  • DBS barring referral guidance

    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) guidance about referrals, barred lists and barring decision making.

  • Operations (Barring) QMS Quality Policy

    The Quality Policy of Operations (Barring) outlines the DBS' commitment to providing a quality of service that meets the needs of its customers.

  • ISO Country Codes

    The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) sets out internationally recognised codes, designated to each country and most dependent areas.

  • Independent Monitor's Annual Report 2016

    This is the fourth annual report of the Independent Monitor for the period January to December 2016.

  • DBS Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

    A report detailing the Disclosure and Barring Service's pay gap data as of 31 March 2017.

  • DBS Strategic Plan 2017-2020

    This strategic plan sets out our vision and objectives for the next three years and follows on from our 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, which was publish in 2014.

  • Track a DBS application

    You can use the tracking services detailed in this guide to check the progress of basic, standard or enhanced checks.

  • DBS News 2018: Edition One

    Read the latest edition of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) newsletter.

  • New DBS basic check service goes live

    DBS now provides the basic check service for England and Wales.

  • DBS Update Service guidance

    A collection of guidance, news articles and promotional material for the DBS Update Service.

  • Criminal record checks when you apply for a role

    Who can check your criminal record for a role, the application process and how to recognise a genuine certificate.

  • DBS business plan: 2017-2018

    Outlines the objectives of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) from 2017 to 2018.

  • Making barring referrals to the DBS

    Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) guidance about making referrals.

  • DBS annual report and accounts: 2016 to 2017

    Annual report and accounts for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) from 2016 to 2017.

  • Changes to identity checking guidelines

    Information regarding changes to identity (ID) checking guidelines.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks: childcare providers

    Ofsted’s position on Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted.

  • DBS News: October 2017

    Read the latest edition of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) newsletter.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) launches new online services

    We've introduced new online digital services for you to use.

  • Changes to identity checking guidelines

    Information regarding changes to identity (ID) checking guidelines when applying for a standard or enhanced check.

  • Documents you need for a criminal record check

    Documents you need when you get asked for a criminal record check when applying for a role

  • Documents the applicant must provide

    The person going through a DBS check (the applicant) must give their employer original documents (not copies) to prove their identity.

  • Report someone as unfit to work with children or vulnerable adults

    Reporting a person who can't work with children or vulnerable adults