The Home Office has produced a series of leaflets giving further information about the forthcoming changes to Disclosure and Barring for organisations (employers, voluntary organisations and charities) who engage people to work with vulnerable groups including children. This is work which a barred person must not do (called ‘regulated activity’), or work for which the organisation may obtain a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Guide following the summer's Disclosure and Barring Roadshow events has also been made available. The leaflets are available on the Home Office website by clicking here.
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