The Disclosure and Barring Service issue further guidance concerning criminal record checks and referrals. Whilst the advice is mostly relevant to employers it will also be useful to those who wish to challenge any error or adverse finding on their CRB record. This guidance covers … Stages of the DBS checking process Types of check Referrals and […]
The Disclosure and Barring Service issue further guidance concerning criminal record checks and referrals.
It has been reported in an a blog on the Panopticon 11KBW website by Anya Proops here that he legality of the current CRB regime, is shortly to be considered by the Supreme Court – see below Haunted by one’s past – yet another criminal records case October 10th, 2013 As I mentioned in my post last […]
Manifesto Club Update: CRB – secret lists and confusion on the new ‘filtering’ system for criminal records checks
This post has been extracted from the Manifesto club website Secret lists and confusion: on the new ‘filtering’ system for criminal records checks A guest post by David Wacks, director of CRB Problems Ltd, on the new proceedures for removing old and minor convictions from criminal records checks. On the 29th May 2013, the law […]
Sports regulatory bodies and sports clubs must generally obtain enhanced disclosure of coaches and other persons who are responsible for supervising and working with children (now called Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks). They often have to take action based on that information, and always have to assess the relevance and importance of that information. […]
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph analysis of the annual report of the Criminal Records Bureau shows that as many as 500 people could have received incorrect criminal records between April and December last year. The figure is more than twice the 204 people who were estimated to have been given the wrong […]
The Manifesto Club have drawn attention to some critical comments made about NSPCC’s recently produced 112 page guidance document on organising safe sports events 112 PAGES OF ‘GUIDANCE’ TO ORGANISE A KIDS SPORTS EVENT The NSPCC has produced a 112-page guidance document on ‘safe’ sports events for kids – including ‘codes of conduct’ to sign before […]
This article by Tom Whitehead has been extracted from the Daily Telegraph here A teacher’s human rights were breached after police included unproven allegations against him in a criminal records check, the High Court ruled yesterday. The PE teacher has not worked for more than two years because the allegation remained on his record even though police […]
BBC report that thousands of job applicants will no longer have to face their criminal past being disclosed to employers
The BBC have reported (26th March) that thousands of job applicants will no longer have to face their criminal past being disclosed to employers, under changes announced by the Home Office. Old and minor cautions and convictions will be filtered out of the information revealed in applications for jobs in England and Wales. It follows […]
This extract refers to an article published by the Daily Telegraph (here) on 24th February. Parents ‘treated like felons on remand’ by school CRB checks Thousands of parents are still being forced to undergo “suspicious and hostile” criminal record checks to volunteer in schools despite Coalition reforms designed to introduce common sense into the child […]
CRB PROBLEMS PERSIST – AND MULTIPLY Several months after the Protection of Freedoms Act was supposed to have introduced ‘common sense’, problems of over-zealous checks continue: Privacy problems: The Court of Appeal ruled that minor criminal convictions shouldn’t be returning on CRB checks. Thousands of people can’t get jobs because of old minor convictions, […]
It would appear from information on the Go Petition website website that police officers (except in Northern Ireland) are exempt from Criminal Records Bureau checks Peter Danby is asking Damien Green, Minister for Police, to enact legislation to make sure that every person employed at present in the UK police forces has a Criminal Records Bureau […]
Volunteering England has produced a user-friendly guide to the new DBS system. The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged on 1 December to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). As a result ‘CRB checks’ are now called ‘DBS checks’.
This update is an extract from the Maifesto Club website here HAVE YOU BEEN VETTED FOR HELPING OUT IN A SCHOOL? Research call-out: Have you been CRB checked for volunteering in schools? We are writing a report about the vetting of school volunteers. If you have any accounts of this, please email. Would CRB checks have stopped Saville?: Radio […]
The Government have published in the form of a Statutory Instrument the core functions of the Disclosure and Barring Service. These changes come into force on the 1st December 2012 This Order specifies the core functions of the Disclosure and Barring Service (“DBS”) under Part 5 of the Police Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”). Functions […]
The Independent Safeguarding Authority (“ISA”) and the Criminal Records Bureau (“CRB”) to be transferred to the DBS
The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2012 The Government have announced that functions of the Independent Safeguarding Authority (“ISA”) and the Criminal Records Bureau (“CRB”) are to be transferred to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) The order comes into force on 15th October 2012 enacts provisions in the Protection of Freedoms Act […]
Scottish government to consult on CRB. The scottish Government has begun a consultation on CRB’s The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates – Children’s Hearings) (Scotland) Order 2012 The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on the offences which should be included in the order which Scottish Ministers intend to make under section […]
The Ministry of Justice have issued a report on concerning the Government’ response to human rights judgments. The report is titled “Report to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government’s response to human rights judgments 2010-11” CRB/listing issues and prisoner rights are among some of the cases discussed.
Charity Chief acted reprehensibly in seeking an enhanced CRB in the hope it might assist in getting rid of staff member
A Wrexham must pay a former employee more than £21,000 after failing to change fluorescent lighting that triggered her migraine attacks. An employment tribunal found Genevieve Bove was discriminated against and victimised while working at the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) In a damning judgement, the tribunal accused trustees of failing in their […]
The Home Office has begun to look for a replacement for the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), with a tender for a company to run outsourced disclosure and barring services. The new service will bring the CRB and ISA together, and is aimed at supporting the implementation of the protection of […]
Law firm raises concerns over the consistency of information released under Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks.
The following article appeared in the Liverpool Daily Post on 2nd August A Liverpool law firm has raised concerns over the consistency of information released under Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks. It followed a number of cases in which decisions were found to be unfair when challenged. CRB checks were introduced to help employers make […]
MP tables a private member’s bill that would replace Criminal Records Bureau checks for volunteers with what it calls a “fit and proper person certificate”
This article by Kate Wiggins first appeared in Third Sector Online, on the 13th June 2011 MP tables Volunteering Bill to replace Criminal Records Bureau checks Christopher Chope says ‘fit and proper person certificate’ would remove barriers to volunteering, but critics raise concerns about risk The Conservative MP Christopher Chope has tabled a private member’s […]
The Manifesto Club has launched a Briefing Document, welcoming the scrapping of the Vetting Database. We are delighted that five years of campaigning has paid off. Changes for the good… The Vetting Database has been scrapped: individuals will no longer have to register with a state body, or submit to constant monitoring, in order to […]
The Protections of Freedom Bill is currently passing through Parliament. Of particular interest to falsely accused carers and teachers will the Committees scrutiny of plans to reform the CRB system and scale back ISA work to common sense levels. Further information on the Bill can be obtained here
This article by Sarah Harris first appeared in the Daily Mail (here) on the 14th March 2011 Excessive vetting checks are deterring volunteers and putting vital community services at risk, it was claimed yesterday. Despite Coalition pledges to scale back vetting to ‘commonsense levels’, the Criminal Records Bureau is still checking vast numbers of helpers. […]
The independent review by Sunita Mason on criminal records regime titled A Common Sense Approach – which FACT contributed to, has been published. In announcing the Review the Home Office said … “The first phase of this two phase review focused on issues concerned with the extent and demands of pre-employment vetting systems and the […]