I have been asked to provide a Police Check/Certificate, how do I apply for one?

My employer has asked me to provide a Police Check/Certificate for work purposes. How do I make a request?

Lancashire Constabulary does not provide disclosures for employment vetting services. If you require a disclosure for employment purposes, please visit the DBS website . The current procedure whereby companies require individuals to exercise their rights under Subject Access provisions at section 45 of the Data Protection Act 2018 or Article 15 of GDPR, as a form of vetting, has been considered to be unlawful and is against the spirit of the legislation. Section 184 of the Data Protection Act 2018 means it is now a criminal offence for the employer to ask individuals, as a condition of employment, to go through this process.

If you are going to work as a paid employee or as a volunteer for an organisation and your work will bring you into contact with children or vulnerable adults and have been asked to apply for DBS check you must access the DBS website and follow their procedure.

My housing association has asked me to provide a Police Check/Certificate for housing purposes. How do I make a request?

Lancashire Constabulary / ACRO do not provide PNC disclosures for housing vetting services.

You need to seek a Basic Disclosure from DBS – please visit their website




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