Disclosure and Barring Roadshows
The Protection of Freedoms Act, enacted on the 1st May 2012, introduces a number of changes that will impact upon those employers requiring staff to have criminal records and barring checks.
The Government is scaling back the criminal records and barring systems to more proportionate levels. This is being done whilst ensuring that effective protection to those who need it is maintained. Not everything is changing and not all changes will take effect at the same time. The first phase of these changes will take effect this September and these will be the focus of the events.
The events will have representatives of the Home Office, Department for Education, Department of Health, the Independent Safeguarding Authority and Criminal Records Bureau in attendance. In addition, the Government's Independent Advisor on Criminality Information Management will attend a number of events. (*Access NI, DHSSPS and Department of Education for Northern Ireland will attend the Belfast event)
The Home Office has set up a series of 2 hour briefing sessions to help employers, charities and voluntary organisations understand this first phase of changes. You will have an opportunity to learn, ask questions and take away a leaflet and supporting information on the day. Each event will start at 10:30 am.
The events will be held across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The series will start on 7th June in Liverpool with the last on the 12th July in Peterborough.
It is open to employers, voluntary bodies or charities working or supervising vulnerable groups, including children.
To access the roadshow click the link below: