Those resident in England and Wales may apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for standard or enhanced criminal record certificates. At present, basic certificates, which contain details only of unspent convictions, are provided by Disclosure Scotland for applicants in England and Wales. This service has been formally delegated to Disclosure Scotland by the DBS as
further changes are required to DBS technical systems to deliver the service.
It is intended to provide the service through the DBS in due course.
An individual may also make a Subject Access Request to their local police force under the Data Protection Act 1998 which will generate information held on police records.