An overview of the Disclosure and Barring Service

We’ve produced some new information giving an overview of the DBS. This includes what it’s responsibilities are, the options open to you if you wish to appeal something that’s been disclosed on your standard or enhanced DBS certificate, details about how to stop ineligibile checks and details about the DBS complaints escalation process.

For more information

  1. For practical self-help information – More information is available on our criminal record checks for employment
  2. Questions – If you have any questions about this, you can contact theHelpline
  3. Policy – Read about the policy work we’re doing on this issue – Stopping unlawful/ineligible DBS checks


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Debbie Sadler