The Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate which results from a DBS Check is a document containing confidential criminal history information held by the police and government departments. Disclosure information could include: 

1.  Details of criminal records such as convictions and cautions

2.  Information about a person’s inclusion on children’s or adults’ barred lists  (Barred lists refer’ to a list of people barred from working with children and a list of people barred from working with adults)

3.  Other relevant information 

4.  A statement that there is no information held about an individual. 

DBS checks in football are undertaken on those who work with children (a child is anyone under the age of 18). An FA Enhanced DBS Check contains all conviction information, spent and unspent, and any other non-conviction information considered to be relevant by the police or other government bodies

Barred lists refer’ to a list of people barred from working with children and a list of people barred from working with adults.