Changes to DBS Filters

New regulations, in force from 28 November, mean that standard and enhanced DBS checks in England and Wales will no longer list youth cautions, reprimands and warnings or multiple convictions (regardless of whether they are spent or their nature).

This is in response to a Supreme Court case from 2019 which held that the multiple conviction rule and the requirement to disclose reprimands and warnings administered to youth offenders was incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights; the right to a private life.

NACRO has produced guidance for employers and individuals.