DBS relies on information received from referring organisations and third parties. Without this, the DBS may not have sufficient evidence to make a barring decision. When a barring referral is received without all the information needed to progress the case, the DBS have to write to the referring party to request the relevant documents. This process can take a long time and has a big impact on the turnaround times for making a barring decision – potentially putting vulnerable people at risk.

If you’re making a barring referral, please make sure you’re familiar with the DBS form and guidance, which contain all the documentation that you’re legally required to provide.

Click here for a DBS guide from the CQC