Vetting and barring scheme

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Background to the Vetting and Barring Scheme
The Vetting and Barring Scheme was introduced on 12 October 2009 following the Soham case which concerned the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman by Ian Huntley. The Bichard Report into the case made a series of recommendations which were implemented in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. It was also implemented in Scotland by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

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•Background to the Vetting and Barring Scheme
•Changes under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
•Filtering of of old and minor cautions and convictions
•Barred lists
•Criminal offences
•Action points
•Useful contacts
•Further reading
Original languageEnglish
TypeCIPD factsheets
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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