Ds Code Of Practice

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A DBS check can check if a person has any of the following – unspent/spent convictions, cautions, a consideration status, suitability Information or prescribed Court Orders. Searching police records and, in relevant cases barred list information and then issuing a DBS certificate to the applicant can prevent potential danger. Information released on DBS certificates can be extremely sensitive and personal. Therefore, a code of practice for recipients of criminal record information has been developed to ensure that any information they get is handled fairly and used properly. Working with children or vulnerable adults, you’ll need a DBS check to confirm you’re an eligible candidate It helps employers to decide whether you’re a good fit, it’s…show more content…
The murders occurred in Cambridgeshire on 4 August 2002. The victims were two 10-year-old girls, Holly Marie Wells and Jessica Aimee Chapman. Their bodies were found near Suffolk, on 17 August 2002, by a local farm worker. Ian Kevin Huntley, a caretaker at local secondary school Soham Village College, was convicted on 17 December 2003 of the girls' murder and sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment. The lack of a nationally organised vetting scheme had allowed Huntley to move into a new area and secure a post in a school without the concerns about his past being known. Delays in passing the Humberside police’s local intelligence allowed him to take the job. The Disclosure and Barring Service was introduced in 2011, there were 4.1million applications, of which 20,000 were found to be unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable people. There are three types of DBS check: Basic, Enhanced and with a Barred List Check. Barred list checks can only be requested for people who undertake regulated activity. In practice regulated activity means working with children without supervision overnight. School governing bodies must reflect their decision-making in their Safeguarding Policy. Schools must remember that under the Protection of Freedoms Act (2012), it is illegal to request a barred list check for someone who is not in regulated activity. If Ian Huntley had of had of had a DBS check, then the school could have identified that he posed a risk to vulnerable groups. Notification of inclusion in a barred list, which occurs in the most serious of offences. The individual does not have the right to make

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