Coaching in the UK

Home Office Seeking Criminal Records Appeal

Mon, 11 Feb 2013

The Home Office is seeking to appeal against a judgment by the Court of Appeal that deemed current elements of the UK’s criminal records regime in breach of human rights.

Criminal records checks are often used by organisations to check coaches and volunteers who are going to be in regular contact with children or vulnerable adults.

The Home Office says the introduction of the new Disclosure and Barring Service will continue as planned while it seeks to appeal the decision.

For more information please see the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) website.

Meanwhile, the SRA and Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) are running a free workshop on the Disclosure and Barring service on Monday 4 March (11.00-15.00) at  
the  NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmore Close, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 1EZ.

The workshop will cover the impact of the Protection of Freedoms Act on the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) requirements across the sport and recreation sector. Sessions will include:

  • overview of the changes to date (including the new definition of Regulated Activity and the introduction of the Disclosure and Barring Service)
  • summary of the proposed changes (single disclosure and online update service)
  • group work discussing the practical implications
  • Q & A session allowing participants to ask key questions about the new legislation.

To book email: [email protected]

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