In parallel with a thorough review of the vetting and barring scheme (VBS), a separate but aligned review of the broader criminal records regime has been undertaken, led by Mrs Sunita Mason, the government’s independent advisor on criminality information management.
Both phases to this two-part review have now been submitted and reviewed by ministers. A formal government response to the recommendations has also now been announced.
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The first phase of the review focused on issues concerned with the extent and demands of pre-employment vetting systems and the role of the Criminal Records Bureau.
The second phase of the review examined the criminal records regime.
Both reports are now available to download as PDFs.