List 99 Checks

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List 99 Checks

What is a List 99 check?

List 99 is a confidential register of both men and women who have been barred against working with children by the Department of Education. It is maintained by the children’s safeguarding unit and contains the names, aliases, dates of birth and national insurance numbers of all those people who are forbidden to work with children in schools, social work and voluntary settings.

Who can apply for a List 99 check?

Educational providers can request a List 99 check on any potential or existing employee. Schools, local authorities and local councils can all check if a person is on the Children’s Barred List before offering them a job role to diminish the risk of hiring someone who is prohibited from working with children.

Nurseries are also defined as an education establishment and can, therefore, apply for List 99 checks on their staff who work with children.

How does someone get added to the Children’s Barred list?

All additions to the list will be added in discretion by the Secretary of State for Education. There are obvious automatic additions to the list, but also there is a broad range of reasons for barring people from schools and these include stealing and helping students to cheat in exams.

Adults who have committed a serious sexual offence against a child under the age of 16 after 1995 are automatically added onto the list. However, those convicted of possessing indecent images of children can only be automatically barred if convicted after 1st June 2003.

What convictions can lead to someone be added to List 99?

Any adult who is convicted of a serious sexual assault against children under the age of 16 would automatically be placed on the Children’s Barred List.

Additional reasons for inclusion on the list would include sexual or violent behaviour towards children, abuses of trust, drug offences and any violent crime.

Medical conditions such as drug, alcohol abuse and mental illness are grounds for exclusion and, as all additions are made at the discretion of the Secretary of State for Education, individual circumstances would need to be considered before deciding if the person should be added to the list.




Care Check can complete a List 99 check for your organisation and receive a result within 24 hours.

The cost of this check is £12.00 inclusive of VAT and admin fee

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