Children’s Barred List (List 99) Check
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.
The Children’s Barred List check is not a comprehensive criminal record check – this can only be obtained through an enhanced criminal record check. Depending on the result of the Barred List check, the applicant may be able to start work while the enhanced disclosure is in progress (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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Prices and turnaround times
A Children’s’ Barred List check is £15.00 (including VAT), you will receive the result the same day if you order before 2.30pm Monday to Friday. For any orders received after 2.30pm, the results will be issued the next working day.
If you order a Fast Track Children’s Barred List Check the result will be with you within just one hour! There is an additional cost of £2.50 plus vat for this service.
We also offer discounts if you are already registered with us to process your DBS checks.
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 from a Children’s Barred List 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 contact you immediately and provide the relevant guidance.