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Do youth cautions show on an Enhanced with Barred Lists DBS check?

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Answered by Abi Spence

Thank you for your question. The DBS Filtering Guidance says ‘Youth cautions, warnings and reprimands will not be disclosed automatically on a Standard or Enhanced DBS certificate.’

However, it is also worth noting that the guidance says: ‘In addition to records from the PNC, Enhanced certificates may also include information taken from police records that a chief officer of a police force considers relevant to the application and ought to be disclosed, or details of whether an individual is included on one or both of our two lists barring people from working with children and/or other vulnerable groups.

The disclosure of information taken from police records is subject to statutory guidance to which the police must have regard. In considering this guidance, the police may, in principle, disclose information about offences that have been subject to filtering if they believe the information is relevant to the workforce or position applied for and ought to be disclosed.’

About Abi Spence

Abi has worked for and with Government agencies relevant to social care for the past 12+ years. Primarily with the Department of Health, Social Services Inspectorate, Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) and since its inception the Care Quality Commission (CQC). As part of this long involvement Abi has developed a wide and detailed understanding of relevant issues and has worked closely with stakeholders such as people that use services, carers, providers, local government, the Department of Health, Ofsted and the Audit Commission.
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