Report a problem about a criminal record check or barring decision

1. Overview

You can appeal to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if they:

The mistake or decision could be changed if the appeal is successful.

An employer or licensing authority can also appeal a DBS check if they’ve talked to the applicant first.

Appeals and disputes

You can appeal against information on a DBS certificate following a check. The decision could be changed if the appeal is successful.

An employer or licensing authority can also appeal a DBS check if they’ve talked to the applicant first.