Vetting and Barring Scheme
The Vetting and Barring Scheme, created to help prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults and which was due to start on 26 July 2010, has been halted to allow the Government to carry out a review. There is no longer a need at this time to register with The Independent Safeguarding Authority. However, the regulations introduced in October 2009 still apply, meaning that employers are legally bound to carry out an Access NI check on any preferred employee or volunteer prior to offering a commencement of duties which involve regulated activities with children and vulnerable adults. If in doubt, contact Access NI at www.accessni.gov.uk or Tel: (028) 9025 9100.