FOI release

DBS compensation claims

Request for information about compensation claims within the Disclosure and Barring Service and Criminal Records Bureau.


DBS compensation claims

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FOI release 1122

  1. According to the annual accounts of both the CRB and the DBS there were 71 cases where special payments were made to people claiming delays and administration by the CRB and 14 making similar claims to the DBS for the period covered by the 2012 to 2013 financial year. For the five biggest claims from each service please state the amount and the reason for the award. Specifically if it was down to a delay by the CRB in processing an application please state the length of the delay and if it was because of an incorrect criminal conviction was recorded please state what that incorrect conviction was.

  2. During the last financial year was any other money paid to people as compensation from either the DBS or the CRB? If so how many claims were paid and what was the total value of the compensation, and what was the money paid out for?

  3. The DBS says it paid out £14,350 in relation to a personal injury claim. Please state if the person the money was paid to a staff member or member of the public, the nature of the injury, how it occurred and why the DBS was considered responsible.

The information was released on 20 January 2014.