Guidance

Barring referrals

DBS makes considered decisions about whether somebody should be barred from engaging in regulated activity.

Barring referrals: how and when to make one (PDF, 3.14 MB, 12 pages)

Barring referrals: how and when to make one (Welsh) (PDF, 413 KB, 12 pages)

Make a barring referral (online and paper)

Barring referrals can be made online or by post. All routes can be found below, along with guidance and more information.

Submit a barring referral service

Online referral form

Please note the online referral form is available for a limited period. To submit a new barring referral please use the Submit a barring referral service.

Paper referral form

Barring referrals guidance

Barring referrals guidance

Should I make a barring referral?

Barring referrals flowchart

Making representations

Making representations guidance

Online services for referred individuals

Online services for referred individuals

Published 26 February 2019
Last updated 30 March 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated the online referral form.

  2. Welsh version of Barring referrals leaflet added.

  3. First published.