Changes to the enhanced DBS check application process

Changes relates to an applicant’s personal information and apply from 31st May 2021.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) are implementing changes 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 an application form, once it has been submitted.

The sections affected are:

  • 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Enhanced DBS check applications that are submitted with omitted or incorrect information will be withdrawn, and a new application required.

If an application is withdrawn due to an omission or error in personal information, the DNS will not provide a refund.


Certain job and voluntary roles that involve working with children vulnerable adults and the security industry require enhanced checks on suitability to work.

Formally minor adjustments were accepted and applied. These changes mean that incorrect information makes the application void, and a new application would be required.

PAYadvice.UK 30/4/2021

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