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19 10, 2017

DBS Barring Procedure Successfully Halted

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We have successfully prevented a client from being placed on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) children’s barred list. The DBS had commenced an investigation into whether to bar our client. They had taken an initial view that it may be appropriate to place the client on the barred list. The DBS barring investigation

8 02, 2017

Regulated Activity with Children

By |February 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is considered Regulated Activity with children is a complex area of law and is set out in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (SVGA) 2006 Schedule 4. The rules were significantly amended in 2012 by the Protection of Freedoms Act. The feeling was that SVGA went too far in defining regulated activity and the

31 01, 2017

How long does a police caution stay on your record?

By |January 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The answer to this question depends on who is asking the question. The answer will be different depending on the level of disclosure that can be lawfully requested by the organisation who is asking the question. On a basic disclosure (issued by disclosure Scotland) a caution (youth and adult) is spent immediately and will not

16 12, 2016

DBS Minded to Bar Successful Challenge

By |December 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have again successfully challenged the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in respect of proceedings to place a client on the children and adults barred list. The client had been previously issued a caution in relation to a sexual offence many years ago. On application for a job, an enhanced DBS check was undertaken –

3 12, 2016

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Barring Appeal

By |December 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have successfully challenged the disclosure of incorrect information on a DBS certificate. The client, a successful professional, had been issued with a DBS certificate that contained incorrect criminal record information. The disclosure of the information would have seriously affected the client’s professional career and may have resulted in the loss of their employment. After

3 12, 2016

DBS Intention to Bar Successfully Resisted

By |December 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have again successfully prevented a client from being placed on the children and vulnerable adults DBS barred lists. The client had been cautioned for a sexual offence many years previously. On application for a job, and submitting a DBS check, information was passed to the DBS raising concerns - the DBS then began an

27 11, 2016

How to Challenge a Police Caution?

By |November 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You may be wondering whether it is possible to get a caution, including a conditional caution or youth caution, removed, or perhaps simply you have an arrest record that you would like expunged (deleted). It could be that your caution, or arrest record, is showing up on your standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service

27 01, 2016

Instruction in Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Barred List Prosecution

By |January 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We have been instructed to defend in a Disclosure and Barring Service instigated prosecution. The client has been charged under section 7 of the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act 2006. Applying for Work Whilst Barred It is a criminal offence to apply for work to which you are barred by the DBS. Section 7 states the

6 11, 2014

Police Caution Removed for Health Professional

By |November 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have again successfully removed a police caution for a client. My client had received a police caution following on from a domestic dispute. An allegation was made in the heat of the dispute and the police were called. The client, being unfamiliar with the police and for the first time being detained in custody,