The Children’s Barred List (formerly List 99) Check allows educational establishments to check against a database to see if there is a possible match for a person included in the children’s barred list. If a person is included in the children’s barred list, employment by the educational establishment is prohibited.
The information on the database is held under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and is maintained by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Please note, the Children’s Barred List check (formerly List 99) is not a comprehensive check against the barred list – this can only be obtained through an Enhanced criminal record check
So, a separate Children’s Barred List check, depending on the result, may enable an applicant to start work while the enhanced disclosure is being processed (subject of course to all other relevant references and pre-employment checks being completed).
According to the Department for Education, educational establishments (such as schools, colleges and nurseries) can apply for a Children’s Barred List check if their applicant:
- Undertakes unsupervised activities: teaching, training, instructing, caring for or supervising children, or providing advice/guidance on well-being, or driving a vehicle only for children
- Works for a limited range of establishments (‘specified places’), with opportunity for contact: e.g. schools, children’s homes, childcare premises. This does not include work by supervised volunteers
- Provides relevant personal care, e.g. washing or dressing; or health care by or supervised by a professional
- Is a registered childminder and/or foster-carer
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The cost for a list 99 check through APCS is £12.50 plus VAT.
The cost for a list 99 check for organisations who are registered with APCS to carry out DBS checks is £6.00 plus VAT.
Same day results for all orders received before 2.30pm Monday – Friday. For any orders received after 2.30pm, the results will be issued the next working day.
There are two possible results to a list 99 check:
1). ‘No matching records were found’.
In this case you may allow the applicant to start work (subject to all other relevant references and pre-employment checks being completed).
2). If there is a match we will make contact with you immediately and provide the relevant guidance.