Changes to the Enhanced DBS Check Application Process

The change relates to an applicant's personal information on an application form, and will be implemented May 1 2021


As of 1 May 2021, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be implementing 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.


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DBS check applications that are submitted with omitted or incorrect information regarding these sections will be withdrawn, and a new application will need to be submitted.


If an application is withdrawn due to an omission or error in your personal information, we are unable to provide a refund.