DBS caseworkers make decisions about who should be placed in the child barred list and/or adults barred list and are prevented by law from working with children or vulnerable groups.
Referrals should be made to DBS when an employer or organisation believes a person has caused harm or poses a future risk of harm to vulnerable groups, including children.
An employer or volunteer manager is breaking the law if they knowingly employ someone in a regulated activity with a group from which they are barred from working.
A barred person is breaking the law if they seek, offer or engage in regulated activity with a group from which they are barred from working.
If you don’t need detailed guidance you can read the quick guide about DBS barred lists.