Official Statistics

Service standards for DBS checks, referrals and barring

Disclosure and Barring Service performance against published service standards.

Documents

DBS performance 2016-17

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DBS performance 2016-17

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DBS performance 2015-16

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DBS performance 2015-16

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Details

DBS checks

We aim for:

  • 95% of all disclosures to be issued within 8 weeks from receipt
  • 0.02% or less sample check error rate for disclosure certificates (rolling 12 months)

Referrals and barring

We will aim to make sure:

  • 65% of barring cases are closed within 3 months
  • 0.5% or less sample check error rate for barring decisions (measured against rolling 12 months, available March 2016)

Police disclosure units

You can also read about how police disclosure units have performed against published service standards.

Published 23 September 2014
Last updated 11 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Update including March data now uploaded
  2. Replaced 2016-2017 data sets to include February 2017.
  3. Added data for January 2017.
  4. Added DBS performance data for December 2016.
  5. Added data for October 2016.
  6. Added data for September 2016.
  7. Added DBS performance figures for August 2016.
  8. Data added for June 2016.
  9. Added performance data for May 2016.
  10. Added DBS performance figures for March 2016.
  11. Statistics added for December 2015.
  12. Added latest figures up to November 2015.
  13. Added performance data for September 2015.
  14. Added performance data for March 2015.
  15. Added performance figures for February 2015.
  16. Added the performance figures for January 2015.
  17. Added the DBS performance figures for December 2014.
  18. Added the DBS performance figures for November 2014.
  19. Added performance figures for October 2014.
  20. Added performance figures for October 2014.
  21. Updated with statistics for September 2014.
  22. First published.