Vetting and barring scheme

Vetting and Barring Scheme

In its programme for government, the coalition committed to reviewing the vetting and barring scheme (VBS) to scale it back to common sense levels. The government has now announced provisions to revise its vetting and barring arrangements, to ensure fair and proportionate regulation of those who want to work with vulnerable groups.

As part of the Protection of Freedoms Bill, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has unveiled a new scaled back employment vetting scheme and a fundamental reform of criminal records checks as summarised below.

  1. to maintain a barring function
  2. to abolish registration and monitoring requirements
  3. to redefine the requirements of 'regulated activities'
  4. to abolish 'controlled activities'

What is the vetting and barring scheme?

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