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May 2019 - Important changes to enhanced applications

From 6 May 2019, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will no longer be able to amend enhanced applications that have been submitted with missing or incorrect information, in particular 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 Applications found to have missing address information will be withdrawn with the fee forfeited and a new application will need to be submitted. Please ensure that all the information provided on the disclosure application form is correct and has been properly checked for errors before it is submitted. The job role and any barred list checks requested must correspond to the appropriate level of check i.e. standard or enhanced as set out in the eligibility guidance, available from www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-eligibility-guidance.

If errors are detected by the DBS then the application will be withdrawn and the fee forfeited.