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DBS Filtering Rule
From 28 November 2020, the filtering rules for Standard and Enhanced DBS checks changed. These changes are the result of a Supreme Court Judgment which identified that some elements of the existing filtering rules were disproportionate. Legislation has been changed, and from 28 November 2020, DBS certificates will disclose criminal records according to this new legislation.
This means that the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will no longer disclose youth reprimands, youth warnings, or youth cautions. They will also no longer automatically disclose all convictions where an individual has more than one conviction – instead, each individual conviction will be assessed against the appropriate rules.
Further information can be found here.
This flowchart helps to explain what candidates should disclose.
Candidates and employees can obtain independent advice on this matter from organisations such as Unlock and NACRO.
Policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders