In September, the Scottish Government announced a consultation on a Remedial Order that they’d brought into force on the 10th September.
This, in practice, brought into force a filtering process that applied to standard and enhanced checks processed by Disclosure Scotland, similar to the filtering process operated by the Disclosure & Barring Service.
Although our work as a charity doesn’t directly extend into Scotland, we felt it was important to respond to this consultation to make a number of comments based on the approach that the UK Government took in England & Wales when it introduced a similar process in 2013, as well as raising a couple of practical considerations which we believe are important when reflecting on the current approach of the UK Government.
Written by Christopher Stacey, Co-Director of Unlock
- We published an update on our information site in September with details of the filtering process brought in for Scotland
- As part of our policy & campaign work, we believe that the filtering process in England & Wales should go further