Social media posts referred to police could show up on DBS background checks despite not being a crime

Social media posts referred to police but deemed as non-criminal could still show up on DBS background checks.

Forces across the country record ‘non-crime hate incidents’ on internal systems when the content is considered offensive by a victim “irrespective of whether there is any evidence to identify the hate element”.

The incident could then show up on an enhanced DBS check carried out by an employer on a prospective employee, regardless of the fact that the individual has not committed a crime.

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