Home Office criticised for failures in reforms to criminal records vetting – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has been accused of running a “masterclass in incompetence” over its attempts to improve the criminal records checking scheme.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2018

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Police mugshot deletion scheme criticised for lack of transparency – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2018 in criminal records, facial mapping, news, police, select committees by sally

‘Thousands of innocent people who have been questioned by police may not know they can have their mugshots deleted, a Commons report has warned.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2018

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Nursery owner Claire Symons employed criminal partner – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in children, criminal records, news, vetting by tracey

‘A nursery owner employed her partner who had a criminal record for battery and theft, as well as a previous caution for wilful neglect. Claire Symons was given notice her registration is to be cancelled earlier this month after an Ofsted safeguarding investigation.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 28: No More Full Disclosure for Women Forced into Sex Work – 1 COR

‘Jo Moore tells Rosalind English about a recent ruling which means that women who were forced into the sex trade at a younger age don’t need to disclose their convictions when applying for jobs which require DBS checks.’

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Law Pod UK, 26th March 2018

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‘Right to be forgotten’: high court hears second Google case – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2018 in criminal records, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A second businessman who wants links to articles about his criminal past removed from search engine results has launched a high court fight.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2018

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‘The smell of air freshener brings it back’ – BBC News

‘Three women, who say they were groomed into prostitution as teenagers, have won a High Court battle which means they will not have to tell future employers about their soliciting history.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2018

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Women “groomed, pimped and trafficked” as teenagers not required to disclose prostitution convictions to employers – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The High Court ruled on 2nd March 2018 that three women forced into prostitution as teenagers will no longer have to disclose related convictions to potential employers.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th March 2018

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‘Right to be forgotten’ claimant wants to rewrite history, says Google – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2018 in criminal records, false accounting, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A businessman who has launched a legal bid to erase online articles about his criminal conviction in the first “right to be forgotten” case in the English courts should not be allowed to rewrite history, lawyers for Google have said.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2018

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The right to be forgotten before the Courts again – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 21st, 2018 in criminal records, data protection, human rights, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘NT 1 & Anor v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 261 (QB) (15 February 2018). This was a Pre Trial Review of an application by the claimants to have details about an old criminal conviction and other information removed from Google and associated websites under the “right to be forgotten”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st February 2018

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Taxi drivers admit licence regulation needs to be tougher – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘Taxi and private hire drivers have admitted the regulation of licences needs to be tougher for public safety.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2018

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Prostitution challenge to be heard in High Court – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2018 in criminal records, disclosure, news, prostitution by sally

‘The High Court is to hear a legal challenge about whether women who were once involved in prostitution should be made to reveal their convictions.’

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BBC News, 17th Janaury 2018

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Former prostitutes to sue the Government as criminal records stop them volunteering with Brownie groups – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2018 in children, criminal records, employment, news, prostitution, volunteers by sally

‘Former prostitutes are set to sue the Government over criminal records checks which stop them volunteering with Brownie groups.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2018

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Criminal record check did not spot hammer attack carer threat – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2017 in attempts, carers, criminal records, murder, news, violent offenders by sally

‘The son of a 90-year-old woman who was stabbed in the neck by a carer with a previous assault conviction is calling for a change to criminal record checks.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2017

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’Irrelevant’ criminal record checks harm ex-offenders’ job hopes – The Guardian

‘The criminal records system is hampering the rehabilitation of ex-offenders, according to new figures. Nearly three quarters of the million or so convictions revealed to employers each year in criminal records checks are more than a decade old. Only around 5,000 – one in 197 – are considered relevant to a person’s job application.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2017

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Manchester police face legal bid over teen’s naked photo details – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in children, criminal records, indecent photographs of children, news, police by tracey

‘A police force is facing a legal challenge against its refusal to delete the details of a teenager who sent a naked photograph of himself on social media to a girl at his school.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2017

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Institute of Licensing warns ministers that licensing system putting public safety at risk – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 31st, 2017 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘The Institute of Licensing (IoL) has written to the Government to raise concerns about failings in the taxi and private hire licensing system that it claims are putting public safety at risk.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th October 2017

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Youth Justice System ‘Falls Short’ of Human Rights Obligations, MPs Claim – Rights Info

‘The current system of disclosing past convictions undermines the principles of the youth justice system, according to a report published today by the Justice Committee.’

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Rights Info, 27th October 2017

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Youth crime disclosure rules wholly inappropriate, say MPs – BBC News

‘Rules on disclosing crimes committed in childhood in England and Wales should be “radically revised”, say MPs.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2017

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Top police officer backs ‘Sammy’s law’ pardons for grooming victims – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2017 in child abuse, criminal records, gangs, news, police, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Victims of grooming gangs should be pardoned for crimes they committed under the direction of their abuser, Britain’s leading child protection police officer has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2017

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Ministers to tighten disqualification criteria for councillors and mayors – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 21st, 2017 in consultations, criminal records, disqualification, local government, news by sally

‘Individuals who are given an anti-social behaviour injunction or a criminal behaviour order or who are added to the sex offenders’ register will no longer be able to be a councillor or elected mayor, under reforms put out to consultation this week.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th September 2017

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