FOI release

DBS 1029: Protected identities

Response to DBS FOI 1029.


DBS 1029: Protected identities

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I am currently undertaking research into the way that witnesses are dealt with by the criminal justice system. I have come across a question that you may be able to help me with.

If an individual is a protected witness under s.82 and para 526 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and has been given a new identity as a result would they then be required to disclose their previous identity when completing a DBS check?

Published 4 April 2013