Dorset Police

Home Office written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

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.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Holding answer received on 09 February 2015

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 DaysWithin 18 DaysWithin 25 DaysWithin 60 Days
PeriodNo.%No.%No.%No.%
June to November 20144604.0%1,87417.0%3,31731.0%9,01684.0%

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