On 17 March 2020, Ofsted suspended all routine inspections of early years settings, save for where urgent visits were required due to concerns raised about a setting. Originally, Ofsted had hoped to recommence full inspections from January 2021, however...
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 lawyers have extensive experience of acting for individuals at risk of being included in the Children’s and/or Adult’s Barred List. If you have received a ‘Minded To Bar’ letter from the DBS contact our specialist team of lawyers without delay on 01616 966 229.
Being added to one of the barred lists means that you will be prevented from working in a regulated capacity with children and/or vulnerable adults. Therefore any decision to bar will have serious implications professionally and it is vital that you seek advice from specialist lawyers as soon as possible.
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. Our lawyers have helped a number of clients avoid barring decisions. We have secured successful outcomes for clients working in the healthcare, education, sports and ecclesiastical sectors. We can assist with preparing written representations to the DBS and, where necessary, appeals against barring decisions.