What are children’s or adult’s lists?

March 15th, 2013 by Jonathan Bazely

The Adult’s list and the Children’s lists are the two current systems for recording those individuals actively barred from working with children or vulnerable adults. The lists have existed in various forms over the past few years, such as List 99, Protection of Vulnerable Adults list (POVA), Protection of Children Act (POCA) list and the Independent Safeguarding Authority Barred List. Since October 2012, the lists have been taken over by the DBS.

The lists can be checked for applicants that work in a role that involve caring for, supervising or being in sole charge of children or adults (vulnerable).