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10 Mar 2014
The period of time in which individuals must disclose any criminal convictions to their employer or prospective employer has been...
21 Oct 2013
Edwina Hughes discusses Business in the Community's campaign to "ban the box" that many ex-offenders are required to tick on application forms.
27 Mar 2013
Old and minor criminal convictions will no longer be included in criminal record checks, following changes announced by the Home...
10 Sep 2012
Well intentioned though it undoubtedly was, the 2006 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act spread its net very wide, so its replacement...
5 Sep 2012
From 10 September 2012, a number of amendments to the vetting and barring scheme, which is designed to protect vulnerable...
8 May 2012
Trish Hopkinson, senior HR business partner at DHL Supply Chain, tells Personnel Today about the challenges involved in devising a...
9 Dec 2011
Sally Smith, director of people at Sue Ryder, explains how the organisation’s prison volunteer programme (PVP) has turned lives around and...
11 Feb 2011
More than nine million people working with children and vulnerable adults will no longer have to undergo criminal background checks...
22 Dec 2010
Three quarters of employers haven’t hired from disadvantaged groups, such as young people without qualifications, ex-offenders or older workers, in...
13 Sep 2010
The Government has been urged to overhaul the “outdated” Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, cutting the time before offences become spent...
14 Jul 2010
The new coalition government should take a more efficient, common-sense approach to criminal vetting of staff and only require it...
15 Jun 2010
Registration under the vetting and barring scheme for those working with vulnerable people has been put on hold while the...
5 Mar 2010
A former GP practice manager has been sentenced to 150 hours’ community service after failing to disclose her previous convictions...
21 Dec 2009
A senior NHS HR manager who lied on her CV has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence and ordered...
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