It is a common misconception that a person can fail a DBS check. To clarify, no one can pass or fail a criminal record check because it is not a test. It is purely there to check someone’s details so that an employer can be made aware whether an employee has a criminal record or not. If an application does complete and there is information that has been provided on the certificate, the applicant will need to produce this to the employer so they can make a recruitment decision based on the outcome.