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Upcoming changes to the DBS application process

Within the next few months, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be implementing a change to the enhanced disclosure process. This change will mean that DBS is no longer able to amend enhanced applications that have been submitted with missing or incorrect information regarding the following sections.

The changes will affect both applicants and registered bodies:

For applicants
Section C – Five-year address history
This refers to addresses at which an applicant has resided within the last five years, that have not been declared on the application.

Applications found to have missing address information as detailed above will be withdrawn and a new application will need to be submitted.

For Registered Bodies
Question X61 – Position applied for (incorrect workforce selected)
Question X66 – Home-based checks
If incorrect information is provided as part of these questions from Section X, the application will be withdrawn, and a new application will be required.

If an application is withdrawn for any of the above reasons, a refund will not be given.

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Posted on 15th May 2019 in Reports and articles