FOI release

DBS FOI: Criminal record checks disputes

Information about the number of criminal record check disputes and referrals to the Independent Monitor.


DBS FOI 1063: Criminal record checks disputes

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I note your request for information was as follows (numbered for ease):

I would like to make a Freedom of Information Act Request for the following information for each month during the period from 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2013:

1 How many CRB/ECRB disclosures were disputed in each month?

2 Of those disputed disclosures, in how many each month did the police make a statement (in the AT3 form or elsewhere) that ‘there is no evidence that the incident did not take place’ or similar wording

3 Of those disputed disclosures, how many each month were referred to the Independent Monitor?

4 Of those referrals to the Independent Monitor, for how many (in each month) did the Independent Monitor uphold the disclosure decision made by the police?

5 By inference, can it be assumed that the remainder of the disclosure decisions were challenged by the Independent Monitor? If so, can the reasons for the challenge be summarised?

Published 26 July 2013