Filtering rules for DBS certificates

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

Published 28 May 2013
Last updated 28 October 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated filtering guidance in line with legislation changes.

  2. Information updated to reflect changes to filtering rules that will apply to certificates issued on or after 28 November 2020.

  3. Added clarification around the terms caution and conviction.

  4. Updated to version 2.1, amended the wording.

  5. Minor word changes to the document.

  6. Added a PDF version of the same document.

  7. First published.