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Public Service Vehicle Drivers

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance he issues to local authorities on whether bus drivers regularly used for school transport should be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau. (112611)

We are currently consulting on draft school transport guidance. This states that

“local authorities should ensure that the authority's employees or employees of contractors whose duties involve a high level of contact with children or vulnerable adults are subject to enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks. This should include bus drivers and escorts”.