DBS Barred List – Adult and Children

If you have been cautioned or convicted for a criminal offence you may receive a letter from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) stating that they have “the intention of including you on the Barred List”.

What this letter means is that the DBS intend to place you on a list of people who can not work with children and/or vulnerable adults.

Certain offences  automatically bar people from working with children or adults and there is no right to make representations.

For certain offences however you are able to make representations so that you are not included on the child and/or adult barred list. For more information on what regulated activity with children is, please visit here: Regulated Activity with Children

Representations and the Barred List

You will need to submit your representations to the DBS to avoid automatic inclusion on the DBS barred list within 8 weeks from receipt of the letter notifying you of the intention to include you on the barred list. Your representations will need to set out your mitigation and legal reasons as to why you believe you should not be placed on the DBS barred lists.

We have represented may cases before the DBS, including challenging inclusion on the children and/or adult barred list.

If you have already had your own representations rejected by the DBS, we will be able to appeal your case to the Upper Tribunal.

If you have been included on the barred list, but think it is unfair, we have experience in applying for people to be taken off the DBS barred lists.

Please get in touch to discuss your case.

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Affray Caution Deleted from the PNC

November 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

We have again been able to persuade the police to delete a caution for affray from the client's Police National Computer (PNC) record. The client worked in education and so required an enhanced DBS

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Is a Police Caution Serious?

November 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

The answer to the question "Is a police caution serious?" depends on what you mean by "serious". Obviously a police caution is not as serious as life imprisonment, or being subject to high value

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Cocaine Caution Deleted for Client

November 11th, 2019|0 Comments

We have recently had a possession of cocaine caution deleted for our client. The client wanted to change profession into a regulated sector and was concerned the caution would cause him some issues in

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Can you appeal a DBS check?

November 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

The short answer to this questions is that you can dispute information disclosed on a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The issue will be whether the DBS have made a mistake or not,

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Theft Police Caution Deleted

November 1st, 2019|0 Comments

We have had another client's police caution deleted. The client had been issued a police caution for theft. The client had been issued an a caution for shoplifting a number of years ago. The

Affray Caution Deleted

October 21st, 2019|0 Comments

We have again had a police caution deleted for a client. The caution had been issued a number of years ago. The police caution was issued for affray. The client had always felt that