Some key changes are proposed for the current CRB system to bring balance to the aim of public protection while maintaining privacy rights.
In a landmark case the Court of Appeal ruled that the current CRB system breaches human rights. Currently some jobs require applicants to supply details of all convictions indluding minor offences that were spent and date back into childhood.
The move came further to three people challanging a decision to have enhanced CRB checks that subsiquently harmed their education and career prospects.
One of which was a gentleman aged 21 who encountered difficulties getting a part-time job at a football club and was also denied a place on a University course because of two warnings received when he was aged 11.
The question therefore remains until the system is changed… do CRB checks amount to a breach of the right to a private and family life?
If you our your Organisation need advice or support on the new Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) formally CRB please contact HarriesHR.