FOI release

DBS 24615: Improper applications

Response to DBS FOI 24615.


DBS 24615: Improper applications

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Request for information was as follows:

Can you please tell me how many registered bodies have been fined or investigated for making improper applications e.g. for people who do not meet the eligibility of regulated activity?

How much were they fined? What job roles were they trying to obtain CRB checks for?

How many CRB checks per year are refused as they do not meet the eligibility requirements? How many CRB checks per year are queried with the registered bodies as it is thought the applicant’s job role may not meet the eligibility requirements?

How many registered bodies are audited each year to see if they are complying with the CRB Code of Practice? How many of those bodies have ‘failed’ those audits? What sanctions were imposed?

How many registered bodies or organisations have been fined for obtaining a CRB check on an applicant when they did not meet the eligibility requirements?

Please supply a list of these registered bodies and/or organisations in all cases, if applicable.


If it is not too much trouble I would like it to be since the inception of the CRB with a yearly breakdown.

Published 3 December 2012