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FOI request about the number of referrals to the DBS in 2012

Information about DBS referrals and alleged cases reported to the authorities.

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FOI: 1023

We have come across varying types of information. We are looking for the total number of cases referred to DBS in 2012 and the total number of alleged cases reported to the authorities.

Would you be able to furnish this for us.

Or would you be able to provide a link to where the information can be found.

Any help would be appreciated.

Further clarification was sought from the requestor regarding the information requested. ‘We are looking for the total number of cases referred to DBS in 2012’ – by this do you mean referrals made to the Independent Safeguarding Authority / DBS for the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012? Yes and out of this how many were barred.

‘total number of alleged cases reported to the authorities’ – can you please clarify what you mean by this as we will only hold records of the number of referrals made to the ISA/DBS? I was looking for the total number of alleged abuse cases before the referral is made. The alleged abuses being reported to the local authority safeguarding boards, or where I could get this information from.