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Exemplar number 20 Criminal record check

3.9 million enhanced checks made online each year

Status

Criminal record check is no longer an exemplar. It has been replaced by Passports.

Digital strategy statement

…introducing a range of digital enhancements, both to reduce the overall number of checks and to transform to digital transactions wherever possible

Scope of exemplar

Criminal records checks are used to “check the suitability of people who will be working in positions of trust, primarily with children or vulnerable adults… (DBS) will be introducing a range of digital enhancements, both to reduce the overall number of checks and to transform to digital transactions wherever possible” - Home Office digital strategy