||<p>The Disclosure and Barring Service publish police performance and average turnaround
times quarterly with the latest information available up to and including June 2018.</p><p>Average
turnaround times for police disclosure units broken down by month and by force can
be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dbs-performance"
Force Disclosure Units must provide locally held information for inclusion on enhanced
criminal record certificates in accordance with a statutory test set out in Part V
of the Police Act 1997. This test requires that a chiefofficer believes the information
to be relevant and that it ought to be disclosed. When considering information for
disclosure, chief officers must also haveregard to statutory guidance available at:</p><p><a
</p><p>The statutory guidance sits alongside operational guidance drawn up by the
police service and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).</p><p>This Quality Assurance
Framework (QAF) can be found at the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/quality-assurance-framework-version-nine-qaf-v9"
application of the Quality Assurance Framework by Police Force Disclosure Units is
monitored by the DBS Standard and Compliance Unit to help ensure that a consistent
high quality approach is taken by forces when they process DBS applications.</p><p>DBS
performance is measured against Published Service Standards which are detailed in
the DBS Business Plan. These include:</p><ul><li>To complete 87% of all standard and
enhanced DBS checks within 21 days</li><li>To complete 96% of all standard and enhanced
DBS checks within 42 days</li><li>To complete 90% of DBS basic checks within 14 days</li></ul><p>The
DBS performance against these targets is published quarterly, here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/dbs-dataset-1-disclosure-progress-information-disclosed-and-update-service-subscriptions"