Guidance

Filtering rules for DBS certificates

Filtering rules for certain cautions and convictions that can be removed from a DBS certificate.

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The rules explain when a caution or conviction will be filtered from a DBS certificate (criminal record check).

Published 28 May 2013
Last updated 19 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Information updated to reflect changes to filtering rules that will apply to certificates issued on or after 28 November 2020.

  2. Added clarification around the terms caution and conviction.

  3. Updated to version 2.1, amended the wording.

  4. Minor word changes to the document.

  5. Added a PDF version of the same document.

  6. First published.