Depending on which DBS check is applied for will determine how far back it will go.

Basic DBS Check

Basic DBS checks only show unspent convictions or conditional cautions, so the DBS check will only 'go back' to these convictions if they are not spent.

Depending on the conviction will depend on how long it will remain unspent - more serious convictions can never become spent. 

Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks

Standard and Enhanced DBS check can go as far back as possible, as there is no limit. This is because they also show both spent and unspent convictions.

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