The right to put your past behind you: Court of Appeal Art.8 ruling – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 5th, 2017 in appeals, criminal records, disclosure, human rights, news by tracey

‘R (o.t.a P & others) v. Secretary of State for Home Department & others [2017] EWCA Civ 321, Court of Appeal, 3 May 2017.
The Court of Appeal has upheld challenges to the system of the police retaining information about past misconduct. It held that the system, even after a re-boot in 2013 in response to an earlier successful challenge, remains non-compliant with Article 8.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th May 2017

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Government loses criminal records disclosure appeal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 5th, 2017 in criminal records, disclosure, government departments, news by tracey

‘The government will have to go back to the drawing board over its criminal records disclosure scheme after losing a Court of Appeal challenge in relation to rules for multiple convictions.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th May 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Child sex exploitation report suggests taxi driver database – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2017 in child abuse, criminal records, news, reports, sexual offences, taxis by tracey

‘A national database of licensed taxi drivers should be introduced to make it easier to spot those with a criminal past, according to a review into child sex exploitation. The serious case review examined all the reports of child sex exploitation in Buckinghamshire since 1998.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Safeguarding in Sport – Blackstone Chambers

Posted April 6th, 2017 in child abuse, children, criminal records, news, sport, vetting by sally

‘This paper is the first in a series to be published on the Sports Law Bulletin following presentations made at Blackstone Chambers’ Integrity in Sport – the Battleground seminar on 30th March 2017.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 5th April

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

Rape victims with records of minor offences regularly denied compensation – The Independent

Posted April 6th, 2017 in compensation, criminal records, news, rape, victims by tracey

‘Rape victims are routinely denied compensation because they have convictions for minor offences such as failing to pay a TV licence, according to a new study.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Drivers given taxi licences despite criminal convictions – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2017 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis by tracey

‘Hundreds of taxi drivers have been granted licences despite declaring criminal convictions for sex offences, burglary and assault, figures show.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Migrant teachers and nurses face overseas crime checks – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2017 in criminal records, disclosure, news, nurses, social services, teachers, visas by tracey

‘Teachers, nurses and social workers from outside the European Union are set to face criminal record checks before being allowed to work in the UK.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sex offender jailed for having one-night stand with woman he met in pub without telling police – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 20th, 2017 in criminal records, news, notification, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man banned from having sex without first telling the police has been sent to jail for 16 months for having a one-night stand with a woman he met in a pub.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 201

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

London criminal check delays a ‘great concern’ as jobs lost – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2016 in criminal records, delay, London, news, police, vetting by sally

‘The speed at which mandatory criminal checks are being completed by the Metropolitan Police is of “great concern”, a government department said.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Minibus licence loophole puts people at risk – councils – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in criminal records, licensing, news, transport by sally

‘A legal loophole that allows minibus drivers to operate without undergoing a criminal record check is putting passengers in danger, councils say.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Turing Bill’ for gay pardons fails in Parliament – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2016 in bills, criminal records, homosexuality, news, pardons, sexual offences by michael

‘A bill that would have wiped clean the criminal records of thousands of gay men has fallen at its first parliamentary hurdle.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Minister unveils plans to pardon thousands under ‘Turing’s Law’ – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 20th, 2016 in bills, crime, criminal records, homosexuality, pardons, press releases by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted of now abolished sexual offences will be posthumously pardoned, Justice Minister Sam Gyimah announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th October 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

‘Alan Turing law’ unveiled by government will posthumously pardon thousands of gay men convicted of historic offences – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2016 in crime, criminal records, homosexuality, news, pardons by tracey

‘Thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under outdated gross indecency laws are to be posthumously pardoned, the Government has announced, in a “momentous” victory for campaigners.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Private tutors ‘must face criminal records checks’ – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2016 in children, criminal records, disclosure, education, news, teachers by sally

‘All self-employed tutors should be legally required to have a criminal records check before they can offer private lessons to children in the UK, children’s charity the NSPCC says.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Children in care: Call to cut prosecutions for minor offences – BBC News

‘Children in care should not be prosecuted for minor offences, a report looking at their over-representation in the criminal justice system says.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judges overturn practice of double conviction for aggravated offences – The Guardian

‘A long-established legal practice of imposing double convictions for racially or religiously aggravated offences has been overturned by a high court ruling that could influence national crime statistics.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hundreds of rapists and child abusers taken off sex offenders’ register – The Independent

‘Nearly 700 sex offenders have been removed from the register in the last four years, including 157 child abusers, new figures have revealed. A Freedom of Information request by the BBC found more than half of applications made by criminals to be removed from the register since 2012 have been successful.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Sexting’ children should not be prosecuted, guidelines say – Daily Telegraph

‘The proposed guidance will also offer advice to school leaders on when it is appropriate to report “sexting incidents” to the authorities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prisoners won’t have to declare convictions when seeking work, David Cameron says – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 9th, 2016 in civil servants, criminal records, employment, news, recruitment, speeches by sally

‘Prime Minister says that prisoners should not have to submit a list of previous convictions when initially applying for jobs’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Criminals with UK children cannot be automatically deported, says EU court – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2016 in children, criminal records, deportation, EC law, families, news by tracey

‘The EU’s top court has told the home secretary, Theresa May, she cannot deport a Moroccan mother with a British-born son simply because she has a criminal record.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk