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Criminal Records Bureau

Volume 711: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in advance of the ContactPoint database being activated, professionals who work with children will have undergone Criminal Records Bureau checks; when that was last verified; and by whom. [HL3823]

All professionals who work with children and young people who need access to ContactPoint are required, as a condition of access, to be subjected to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check prior to being granted access to ContactPoint.

The enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks will be carried out by the practitioner's employer and be verified as part of the ContactPoint access application process.