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Review of the vetting and barring scheme
On 15 June 2010 it was announced that the scheme would be halted pending a review.
On 11 February 2011 the review report was published and changes to the scheme will be implemented via the Protection of Freedoms Bill.
The UK government has announced that the vetting and barring scheme is to be scaled back, while ensuring vulnerable groups are appropriately protected.
Many people working or volunteering with children and vulnerable adults will not now need to register.
The proposals, which follow a review of the existing system, include:
- merge the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) into a new body providing a proportionate barring and criminal records checking service;
- a large reduction of the number of positions requiring checks to those working most closely and regularly with children and vulnerable adults;
- portability of criminal records checks between jobs to cut down on bureaucracy;
- an end to a requirement for those working or volunteering with vulnerable groups to register and be continuously monitored; and
- stopping employers who knowingly request criminal records checks on individuals who are not entitled to them.
Further details with links to the Bill and reports are available on the Home Office website.