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New Draft Guidance for the Safeguarding of Children - Are You up to Date?

The Department for Education (DfE) has revised guidance called ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’
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In a Hurry for a Carers CRB Check?

There is a service which is only available to the care industry whereby employers can receive an email within 72 hours which will confirm if the applicant is on the DBS Adult barred lists.
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Old and Minor Cautions and Convictions Set to be Excluded From DBS Certificates

Subject to an agreement by Parliament, the Home Office has made steps to exclude certain old and minor cautions and convictions from a CRB Certificate.
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Portable DBS Checks Delayed Until Summer 2013

Portability of CRB/DBS Checks were due to be introduced in early 2013 but have been delayed until Summer due to the ongoing Court of Appeal Judgement on the filtering of certain old and minor convictions and cautions.
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Changes at the CRB in December 2012

On December 1st 2012, the CRB merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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CRB Checks to be Made Portable in 2013

Currently, Standard and Enhanced CRB Checks are not portable and the CRB do not endorse portability.
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