Football sexual abuse report: FA ‘did not do enough to keep children safe’ – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2021 in child abuse, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, sport, vetting by sally

‘The Football Association, Premier League and leading clubs have issued formal apologies after a landmark inquiry said that generations of young footballers suffered horrific sexual abuse because of the wholesale absence of child protection policies, ignorance and naivety.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2021

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Women ‘almost twice as likely’ to have criminal records disclosed when applying for work – The Independent

Posted March 9th, 2021 in criminal records, disclosure, employment, news, recruitment, reports, vetting by tracey

‘Women are almost twice as likely as men to have their criminal records disclosed when applying for a job, and to suffer “sustained stigma” from employers, a new study has found.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2021

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Government urged to ensure convicted sex offenders cannot work as tutors – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2021 in child abuse, children, criminal records, education, news, sexual offences, vetting by sally

‘The government is being urged to close a legal loophole to stop convicted sex offenders working with children as private tutors.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2021

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Straw backs call for politician to have choice in appointing top judges – Litigation Futures

Posted February 11th, 2021 in judiciary, lord chancellor, news, recruitment, vetting by sally

‘The role of politicians in appointing senior judges should be beefed up, although with the limitation that the Lord Chancellor should choose from shortlist of independently vetted candidates, according to a think tank.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th February 2021

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Disclosure of information to GP: not “data” under GDPR – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 13th, 2020 in charities, confidentiality, consent, disclosure, medical records, news, vetting by sally

‘The High Court has struck out a claim that the disclosure of certain personal information made by a charity to the claimant’s GP was unlawful. Although only summary, this judgment goes to the heart of what we believe data protection to be about. As you will tell from my somewhat trenchant comments at the end of this post, I find it difficult to accept the main conclusion in this ruling.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, August 2020

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Criminal record checks system still broken, say campaigners – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2020 in criminal records, delay, news, vetting by sally

‘Legal rights campaign groups have described as a “disgrace” the government’s delay in reforming the criminal record checks system.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2020

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Social media posts referred to police could show up on DBS background checks despite not being a crime – Daily Telegraph

‘Social media posts referred to police but deemed as non-criminal could still show up on DBS background checks.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November2019

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Fake NHS psychiatrist ‘medicated at least 160 patients’ – The Independent

Posted July 25th, 2019 in fraud, freedom of information, news, psychiatrists, theft, vetting by tracey

‘GMC apologises for “inadequate” checks after bogus doctor practised for 22 years.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2019

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Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced checks – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis, vetting by tracey

‘Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks under government proposals.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2019

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Thousands with minor convictions could be allowed to hide them when applying to work in schools and hospitals after a landmark supreme court ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 31st, 2019 in criminal records, disclosure, employment, news, Supreme Court, vetting by tracey

‘Thousands of people with minor or old convictions could be freed from having to declare them to employers in children’s and other services after a landmark supreme court judgement.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2019

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Police launch urgent review of child cadet programmes ‘being abused by officers for sexual purposes’ – The Independent

Posted December 4th, 2018 in child abuse, news, police, vetting, volunteers, young persons by tracey

‘Police forces are launching an urgent review of volunteer cadet programmes amid fears they are being used by paedophiles to gain access to children. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating several police officers who worked with cadet groups – which are for young people aged between 13 and 18 – in London and Manchester, and called for safeguarding checks across England and Wales.’

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The Independent, 4th December 2018

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BSB urged to take over ‘fit and proper person’ tests from inns – Legal Futures

Posted September 26th, 2018 in barristers, inns of court, news, vetting by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has been urged to take control from the Inns of Court of deciding whether someone is ‘fit and proper’ to be called to the Bar.’

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Legal Futures, 26th September 2018

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Met police deny looser background checks put people in danger – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in criminal records, delay, London, news, police, vetting by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have rejected claims that the force put children and vulnerable adults in danger by reportedly relaxing its vetting system for thousands of people.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2018

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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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Nursery owner Claire Symons employed criminal partner – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in children, criminal records, news, vetting, wilful neglect 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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Child sex offender worked at schools cricket association with ECB permission – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, news, sexual offences, sport, teachers, vetting by sally

‘The England and Wales Cricket Board’s child protection policies are likely to come under close scrutiny after it emerged a convicted child sex offender worked at a schools cricket association with written permission from the ECB – and also attended junior cricket festivals in the company of an ECB executive.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2017

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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

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Sports coach sex loophole must be closed, says NSPCC – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sexual grooming, sport, vetting by sally

‘A “loophole” that allows sports coaches to legally have sex with 16 and 17 year olds in their care must be closed by the government, the NSPCC has said.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2017

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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

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Criminal record disclosure checks ruled ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2016 in criminal records, disclosure, employment, news, proportionality, vetting by sally

‘Two people who claimed their careers were being blighted by having to disclose their minor criminal convictions to employers have won their case at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2016

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