Criminal Records Bureau

House of Lords written question – answered at on 4 June 2009.

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Photo of Lord Moynihan Lord Moynihan Conservative

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.

Photo of Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Baroness Morgan of Drefelin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

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.

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