Barring referrals are used to identify particular individuals who may pose a potential risk to the safety and well-being of children or vulnerable adults. They provide a record of concerns that someone may have harmed a child or vulnerable adult. The Disclosure and Barring Service is responsible for barring referrals. In some circumstances, automatic referrals are made. These apply to anyone who is convicted or cautioned for particular specified serious offences.
Who can make a barring referral
Employersand volunteer managers can make these referrals. If a private individual has safeguarding concerns, they should raise the matter with social services, the police or the relevant person’s employer. Those agencies have an obligation to investigate the concerns and, if appropriate, make the barring referral.
When should a referral be made?
Automatic referrals aside, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. However, it may help to consider the following: -Is there a concern … Read More