Policy paper

DBS code of practice

Revised DBS code of practice for registered persons and other recipients of disclosure information.



Disclosure functions are set out in Part V of the Police Act 1997. This legislation states that registered bodies need to follow this code of practice.

The code of practice applies to all registered bodies of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and recipients of update service information under section 116A of the Police Act 1997.

This includes those registered bodies that provide an umbrella function to non registered organisations.

The code refers to any information exchanged between DBS and the registered body.