DBS List 99 Barred Checks

List 99


The barred list database includes details of people who are barred from applying for or working in regulated activity with children (e.g. teaching children or looking after children). The barred list comprises:

  • People in the England and Wales children’s barred list, kept by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (SVGA).
  • People in the Northern Ireland children’s barred list, kept by the DBS under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Order 2007 (SVGO).

The list does not include details of people barred under the Scottish Government Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme; however details of Scottish bars are included on enhanced disclosure certificates.


Searches of the database should only be carried out for people who will be engaged in regulated activity.

For information on whether a role fulfils the requirements for regulated activity, visit the following website:

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

Local authorities, schools and further education institutions must check if a person is included in the children’s barred list before confirming the person’s appointment to ensure that they do not appoint someone whose employment by them is prohibited. The database is a confidential document and access to it is strictly limited to those responsible for checking the suitability of applicants seeking to engage in regulated activity.

This search engine enables educational establishments to identify if there is a possible match for a person included in the children’s barred list. There is a chance that a possible match could be due to someone having a relatively common surname, so that a different person with the same surname and date of birth is barred, not the person you are asking about.

If a ‘possible matching record’ is identified by the database you must, therefore, contact the DBS to confirm barred status before taking any action. 

We provide a PDF response for your List99 requests and can  produce these within One hour of receipt of receiving your request and payment has been confirmed.

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