DBS Filtering Guide and Filtering Rules

November 2020

DBS Filtering Guide and Filtering Rules
Information on the Government website has been updated to reflect changes to DBS Filtering Guide and DBS Filtering Rules, that will apply to DBS Certificates issued on or after 28th November, 2020.
Filtering identifies and removes protected convictions and cautions so that they are not disclosed on a DBS certificate.
The Government advise that employers may wish to consider updating their recruitment processes to reflect the changes in the filtering rules.

Job application forms relating to positions that are eligible for a Standard or Enhanced DBS check will need to reflect the filtering rules so that:

  • employers ask the right questions, and
  • employees give the right (legally accurate) answer
Further information can be found on the Government Website by following the links below: