Specialist solicitors dealing with CRB, DBS and listing problems

Our attention has been drawn to a firm of solicitors CRB Problems Ltd who specialise in CRB issues and general listing (Barring) issues. For examples of their previous successes see their case study section The firm is based in Salford. Last year over 4 million Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) formerly the Criminal Records Bureau, (CRB) Certificates […]

The Disclosure and Barring Service issue further guidance concerning criminal record checks and referrals.

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 legality of the current CRB regime shortly to be considered by the Supreme Court.

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 […]

Teachers won record amounts of compensation last year after suffering accidents, injuries or assaults at school

Teachers achieved  record amounts of compensation last year after suffering accidents, injuries or assaults at school, figures show. One secondary school teacher was awarded more than £382,000 after his arm was caught in a filing cabinet, and another won £240,000 after working in a poorly ventilated workshop for a decade, according to information published by teaching unions. […]

Government to introduce new rules to limit unfair dismissal claims

The government intend to introduce new legislation to make it easier for employer to get rid of staff The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has been put forward by business secretary Vince Cable as a measure to help Britain’s struggling businesses and to make Britain more “enterprise-friendly”. When announcing the proposals, he said: “We want to make sure […]

Government accepts recommendations for new rules for Employment Tribunals

The Law Society have announced that the Government is to radically overhaul procedure for Employment Tribunals. Employment tribunals are to become the ‘last resort, not the first port of call’ after the government’s announcement today that it has accepted proposals in a fundamental review of procedure for tribunals. The proposals accepted by the government include new […]

ISA vetting scheme halted

The vetting scheme for nine million people working with children and vulnerable adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has been halted. Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that registration, due to begin next month, has been put on hold. There will be a review of the entire vetting and barring scheme, with a scaling […]

Trainee teacher cleared of assault – vows never to return to teaching

A trainee teacher cleared of fondling a pupil’s breast said yesterday that the incident had put him off the profession for good. Jonathan Dunning-Davies, who was acquitted by a Hull crown court jury, said that credulity towards students’ false allegations had made the job impossible. Speaking after the hearing, at which Judge Stuart Brown QC […]