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Stephensons has a team of specialist lawyers who advise and defend a wide range of professionals facing barring by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Our professional discipline team act for clients seeking to avoid being added to the Children’s and/or Adult’s Barred List. If the DBS have written to you stating they are minded to bar you, contact our specialist team of lawyers without delay on 0203 816 9274.
On 1 December 2012, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The DBS is a non-departmental public body in place to prevent unsuitable people working with vulnerable groups, including children across the UK. As a result, all barring decisions are now made by just one organisation.
If you have received a letter from the DBS stating they are minded to bar you from working with children or vulnerable adults, our specialist lawyers can assist. The DBS will consider barring you when they have cause to believe you have engaged in ‘relevant conduct’. This may include conduct likely to endanger a child or vulnerable adult and conduct of a sexual nature.