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Can I stop information showing up on my DBS?

Can I get information removed from my basic DBS?

If your offence is spent it should not be disclosed on a basic DBS check.

Outside of that, if the information on your basic disclosure certificate is incorrect, you can raise a dispute with the relevant disclosure body.

For further information about disputing your DBS certificate, please visit the Government website.

For further information about disputing your Disclosure Scotland certificate please visit their website.

For further information about disputing your Access Northern Ireland certificate, please visit their website.

If the information is factually correct and unspent, you cannot get this removed from your basic disclosure certificate.

 

Can I get information removed from my standard or enhanced DBS?

If the information on your standard or enhanced DBS is incorrect, or if the criminal record information is not your own, you should raise a dispute through the DBS’s disputes channel within three months of the issue of the DBS certificate.

For standard and enhanced certificates, the DBS is obliged to disclose details of all cautions and convictions held on the Police National Computer (PNC) that are not protected (i.e. eligible for filtering).

If your cautions and convictions are not protected (i.e. eligible for filtering), it is highly unlikely that you will be able to get them removed from your standard or enhanced DBS certificate as the police do not routinely remove offences from the PNC . If you believe that there are extenuating circumstances as to why the information on your criminal record should be removed, you are entitled to ask the police to remove it under the Exceptional Cases Procedure. Please be advised that the removal of convictions and cautions is extremely rare.

Criminal recrod support service staff member on Nacro helpline

You can contact us on 0300 123 1999 helpline@nacro.org.uk

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 1pm – 5pm

Our advisors can help you with any questions you may have.