Recently the Disclosure and Baring service released a new freedom of information request detailing the number of private tutors who have been barred from working with children.
Due to the nature of the request, the information required to be extracted would not be available in a useful format. Luckily a similar internal task had been completed on older data, the results are as follows:
In 2011, the DBS received 13 referrals relating to individuals working in a private tutor role. As a result, 5 of the individuals were barred from working with children.
In 2012, the DBS received 11 referrals relating to individuals working in a private tutor role. None of the individuals were barred from working with children following these referrals.
These figures only represent individuals who have been referred for allegations which occurred whilst working specifically in a private tutor role. It does not include other employees (paid or unpaid) who may carry out
tutoring as an additional form of employment, for example: a teacher who also works as a private tutor.