Policy paper

DBS Privacy Policies

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


Individual Rights Policy

Standard and Enhanced DBS check Privacy Policy

Basic DBS check Privacy Policy

Barring Privacy Policy

Consent Policy

Countersignatory Privacy Policy

Accountable Officer Privacy Policy

Update Service Privacy Policy

Subject Access Request Privacy Policy

Online Services and Enquiry Matrix Privacy Policy

Online Account Privacy Policy


Our Privacy Policies explain how we will use your personal data within each of our services and outline your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

It is important that you read the relevant Privacy Policies before you submit an application to the DBS. If you are using a Responsible Organisation or Registered Body, they must record that you have read any Privacy Policies that are relevant to your application.

If any of the above privacy policies are required in an alternative language, please contact communications@dbs.gov.uk.

Published 10 May 2018
Last updated 11 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Research privacy policy updated following review.

  2. Research Privacy Policy added.

  3. Cookies Policy added to page.

  4. Online Account Privacy Policy added in Welsh.

  5. Online Account Privacy Policy added.

  6. Processing Special Category Data Policy added.

  7. First published.