FOI release

DBS barred list figures

Request for information about Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) barred lists.


Barred list figures and details

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FOI request: 1373

We would like to request some information in order to refresh our course material. We currently tell delegates:

  • in 2012, 2089 education professionals were referred to the DBS for consideration of discretionary barring
  • around 9% (192) of these cases related to sexual harm
  • 24 of the 192 (12.5%) were subsequently barred from working with children
  • there were 49,929 people on the children’s barred list in June 2013

Disclosure & Barring Service FOI reference 1062 – July 2011

Can you provide up to date information?

Published 24 November 2015