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DBS Announce Criminal Record Certificates Filter

Wed, 29 May 2013

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has announced that they will be removing certain specified old and minor offences from criminal record certificates issued from 29 May 2013.

To account for this change question e55 has been amended on the DBS application form for a criminal record check.

Question e55 asks the applicant 'have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence or received a caution, reprimand or warning?'

Applicants should now ignore this question and treat this question as if they were being asked 'do you have any unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings?'

DBS is asking Registered Bodies to bring this change to the applicants' attention when completing the DBS application form.

For more information please see the DBS filtering guidance.

Meanwhile, the DBS will launch a new service on 17 June 2013 called the Update Service.

The Update Service allows DBS certificates to be reused when applying for similar jobs

It costs an individual £13 a year to subscribe to the service. This will ensure the individual’s DBS certificate is kept up-to-date and they can take it with them from role to role within the same workforce.

It will also allow their employer to go online, with the individual's consent, and carry out a free, instant check to find out if the information released on the DBS certificate is current and up-to-date.

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