Barring checks (previously known as List 99 checks) are a quick way of finding out whether an individual is on the list of people barred from working with children, without conducting a full Enhanced DBS check. This check is useful for individuals who require access to a setting where children are present and need this result at short notice while they are waiting on their Enhanced check to be completed.
List 99 is a database held and maintained by Teachers' Pensions and the results of the check on this database will be returned within 48 hours.
Through the Barring Scheme Security Watchdog also has access to lists of those barred from working with vulnerable adults (formerly known as POVA checks) and additional lists held by the ISA (independent Safeguarding Authority) of those that are prohibited to work with children (formerly known as a POCA check).
See also Barring Service for more information.