Changes to the enhanced DBS check application process from 31 May 2021


As of 31 May 2021, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has implemented a change to the enhanced DBS check application process. The change will mean that DBS is no longer able to amend an applicant’s personal information on the application form, once it has been submitted.

Read the news on the DBS website Changes to the enhanced DBS check application process - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For applicants

The sections of the application form affected by this change will be:

Section A – Your current and previous names

Section B – Your current address

Section C – Five-year address history

Enhanced DBS check applications that are submitted with omitted or incorrect information regarding these sections will be withdrawn, and a new application will need to be submitted.

If an application is withdrawn due to an omission or error in your personal information, the DBS are unable to provide a refund.

Where an omission, as detailed above, is found, DBS will not contact the applicant, but will instead write to the Registered Body that submitted the enhanced application to inform them.