After Your Check is Completed

What are the DBS Filtering Rules for criminal check certificates?

November 27th, 2020 by Jonathan Bazely

On the 29th May 2013 legislation came into force that removed certain old and minor conviction information, from the Exceptions Order of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. In practical terms this means that not all conviction information will be displayed on a Standard or Enhanced DBS Disclosure. These rules are described as the DBS Filtering Rules. […]

How to make an Employment Decision

June 27th, 2014 by Jonathan Bazely

For most employers this is the final decision to make once the results of a criminal records check have been received. Where there is no Certificate content to evaluate, which is a majority of cases, this is an easy decision. For most employers it becomes slightly more complicated if the Certificate has revealed some further information […]

I already have a Disclosure. Do I need to get another one?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

Disclosures are a check against the records at a moment in time and additional information could be added any time after the issue date shown on the Certificate. Also, the police will decide whether to release intelligence based on the role and workforce entered on to the form. Consequently, since 2006 Disclosures have not been […]

I have lost my Disclosure Document. Can I get another copy?

February 13th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

In short, no. If you have received your Certificate and then lost it, you can not obtain a replacement. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formerly CRB) will re-print a Disclosure Certificate if the original was lost in the post en-route to you and was never received. This must be reported within 90 days of […]