Monthly update – March 2017

by / Thursday, 30 March 2017 / Published in Information Hub, News & Media

We’ve just published our update for March 2017.







This months update includes:

  1. Some updated information on establishing what level of check an employer can carry out with links to the new online Disclosure and Barring Service eligibility tool
  2. An advice post setting out the changes the DBS are planning to introduce over the next 12 months
  3. A personal view on becoming a Scout Leader with a criminal record
  4. A link to a discussion on applying to study at university and how universities treat people with convictions
  5. Details of the work we are doing in identifying employers who carry out ineligible criminal record checks


The full update provides a summary of:

  1. the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions
  2. recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord
  3. discussions on our online forum
  4. other news and developments that might be of interest to individuals with a criminal record


Read the March 2017 update in full


Best wishes,




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