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Do you have a criminal record entered against your name that you don’t agree with?

Our regulatory team acts for individuals who are seeking to appeal a DBS check or to prevent an entry being present on a DBS Check Certificate.

On 1st December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged to form the Disclosure Barring Service.  This public body has been established to prevent unsuitable people working with vulnerable groups in the UK.

If you have received correspondence from the DBS stating they intend to bar you from working with children or vulnerable adults, our specialist lawyers can assist. The DBS will consider barring you when they have reason to believe you have engaged in relevant conduct. This may include conduct likely to endanger a child or vulnerable adult and actions of a sexual nature.

There are several different types of checks:

  1. Standard certificate: This is the most basic check, displaying spent and unspent convictions, cautions and reprimands.
  2. Enhanced Certificate: This will show additional information held by a Police force that is considered relevant to the role applied for.
  3. Enhanced Certificate with Barred List Checks: This will also show a list of people deemed unfit to work children or vulnerable adults.

Previous convictions or cautions can prevent you from obtaining future employment; travelling and can restrict education opportunities.

Our team are able to apply to have cautions and convictions removed or edited from your DBS check certificate.

We are also able to apply to remove other potentially detrimental information such as details of arrests or acquittals after trial.

If you have received a letter from the DBS, please contact us for a consultation.

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