To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of police checks commissioned by the Disclosure and Barring Service from Dorset Police were completed within (a) 60, (b) 25, (c) 18 and (d) 14 days in the most recent six months for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
The Department receives monthly updates on the performance of police forces, including Dorset police, in meeting the Service Level Agreement (SLA) standards for the time taken to complete local disclosure checks. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) works closely with any forces which miss their SLA targets.
The number and proportion of police disclosure checks completed by Dorset police against the 14, 18, 25 and 60 days SLA targets for the six months from June to November 2014 is provided in the table below.
Dorset Police: number and proportion of disclosure checks completed in 14, 18, 25 and 60 days
|Within 14 Days||Within 18 Days||Within 25 Days||Within 60 Days|
|June to November 2014||460||4.0%||1,874||17.0%||3,317||31.0%||9,016||84.0%|