As a result of the Protection of Freedoms Act there will be changes to the criminal records and barring systems. This will have an impact on organisations that work with children, young people and vulnerable adults or conduct CRB checks. Although these changes are not yet in force and the full detail is not yet available, we are aware that there is a demand for information. As part of the Department for Education’s Overarching Strategic Partnership, NAVCA has therefore produced an interim briefing which outlines the main direction of the changes and the issues that are likely to arise.
We have also produced a factsheet summarising all the different measures in the Protection of Freedoms Act.