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Children's barred list only

This check is for schools where the employee has an existing DBS certificate issued for a previous and similar role.

Where an applicant meets all of the portability criteria, there is no requirement to obtain a new DBS check. The criteria is for the employee who:

  • Has an enhanced DBS certificate including a DBS Children’s Barred List check
  • Has been employed in a Regulated Activity position in a school or academy in England
    since 12 May 2006
  • Has not had a break in employment exceeding 3 months

You should check the existing Enhanced DBS certificate and can then request a standalone children’s barred list check.

This service is not needed where an applicant is registered with the DBS online update service. You can view the applicants DBS certificate and then check their status on-line through the Update Service.


Call us on 03330 135888 to discuss pricing. We offer competitive discounts for multiple checks.

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