List 99 Check

A List 99 check is done to ensure your applicant does not appear on the sex offenders register and confirms if they are barred from working with children. PeopleCheck are registered to conduct such checks and have designed a very simple, fast and cost-effective process for doing so. We do not charge any set up fees and there is no minimum numbers of check required. You are simply charged per check conducted. We also aim to provide you with a result within 24hrs - same day if urgent.

What is List 99?

List 99 is a register of men and women who are barred from working with children by the Department of Education and Skills (DfES). More than 80 years old, it is maintained by the Children's Safeguards Unit of the Department for Children, Schools & Families (DCSF) and contains the names, aliases, dates of birth and national insurance numbers of all those forbidden to work with children in schools, social work and voluntary settings.

How are people added to the list?

All additions to the list are made at the discretion of the Secretary of State for Education. Although there are some automatic grounds for inclusion on the list, ministers have a broad range of reasons for barring people from schools, including stealing and helping students to cheat in exams.

What automatically places people on List 99?

Adults convicted of serious sexual offences committed against children under the age of 16 since 1995 can automatically be placed on List 99. Those convicted of possessing indecent photographs of children can only be automatically barred if they were convicted after 1 June 2003. Since June 2003, a judge can also effectively bar an offender from working with children by giving them a "disqualification order" as part of their sentence.

If you wish to inquire further about conducting List 99 checks they please call us on 0207 016 8900 or email

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