Below is a listing of the legislation introduced for the protection of children and vulnerable adults. 1885: The Criminal Law Amendment Act is introduced which raised the age of consent from 13 to 16/ 1933: The Children and Young Persons Act is introduced which, amongst other things, made it illegal to allow children under 16…

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Two major changes have been implemented in September by the CRB: Checking Process changes started on the 1st September 2012, with new lists of acceptable ID documents and new guidance on CRB checks being brought into force. The CRB say these changes are to help improve public protection of vulnerable adults and children. The strengthening of the ID…

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The coalition government has been committed to reviewing and reforming the CRB vetting and barring processes in order to give them a more common sense approach. The culmination of the review has led to changes coming into force today. The key changes are: – abolishing registration and monitoring requirements – redefining the scope of ‘regulated…

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