Official guidance has been issued to police forces to exclude irrelevant or partial information on mental health issues being included in disclosures to potential employers, under DBS checks.
The recommendations are that detention under the Mental Health Act not resulting in a criminal investigation is unlikely to warrant disclosure. The behaviour of the individual during the incident must also be a key consideration for officers considering the checks. This involves assessing whether they presented a risk of harm to others or whether they were involved in multiple incidents. The date of the incident is also relevant. If it occurred a long time ago, officers should consider giving the individual involved an opportunity to make representations about the current state of his or her mental health.
When information is provided, it should include an explanation so the employer who requested it clearly understands its relevance to the job application.
source voluntarynews 03.09.15