Would this person still have to have an enhanced DBS in order to be able to do this, if he is not employed or within an organisation? | LawHive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
Would this person still have to have an enhanced DBS in order to be able to do this, if he is not employed or within an organisation?
A person was investigated for historical child abuse but the case wasn’t pursued due to lack of evidence and not seen as in the public interest. The case was kept open. This person has now expressed interest (on a public Facebook page) in giving talks to schools and colleges. This is obviously a concern given what this person has done in the past which while not being proven has not been disproven either. Would this person still have to have an enhanced DBS in order to be able to do this, if he is not employed or within an organisation? ie doing this in his spare time. Would this have the potential to deem the case now in the public interest if he is actively seeking roles where he would be around children? Should the police who were originally investigating the case be made aware that he is planning to do this? Just want to make sure that children will be protected from this person in the future.

Anonymous

15th April 2022

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NQ law student- if he has a DBS check done it would be clear anyway as he wasn’t convicted of any crime.

Mabel Dodge

15th April 2022

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Qualified preschool practitioner- we are all responsible for the safeguarding of children; report to the police or your local safeguarding children dept which will be part of your county council.

Calvin Principe

15th April 2022

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NQ but work with children. If he is planning on doing one day visits and not being employed the organisation would have a duty of care and would have to supervise him at all times around the students. If he is applying for one place as a job they would DBS him and it would depend what is on that.

Carmelita Seacat

15th April 2022

Thank you for your replies. One of the reasons the CPS did not proceed was that it wasn’t seen in the public interest as the individual involved was not in a situation where he would be around children, so it does not sit right with me that he could potentially now take on a role that would allow him in schools.

Anonymous

15th April 2022

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