Brian Pead exposed serious flaws in CRB checks whilst employed by Lambeth Council. This exposure led directly to his unlawful dismissal.
Rosa Vaz, of Human Resources at Lambeth, provided a written statement to the effect that “…Lambeth wouldn’t know if agency or overseas staff were CRB checked or not…”
Even where Lambeth Council DID obtain CRB checks, they allowed a female teacher to work in a primary school after she had been convicted of criminal charges of possession of a firearm and false imprisonment.
The BBC has issued the following statement on its website: “…Blanket criminal records checks are not “compatible” with a key part of the Human Rights Act, the Court of Appeal has concluded.
The checks, known as CRBs, may prevent a person’s right to a private or family life, a draft judgement has found.
The ruling was made based on the case of a 21-year-old man, who had been forced to reveal details of two police warnings given to him a decade earlier.
The Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, said the CRB system must be reformed.
The draft judgement was made on 21 December 2012, but was not revealed at the time amid concerns about its implications for the government over the CRB system.
CRBs require the automatic disclosure of all convictions and cautions to certain employers, regardless of their relevance to the job….”