Launch of Scheme delayed

Theresa May announced that further implementation of the vetting and barring scheme would be halted pending a review of the scheme.  The coalition Government is going to conduct a fundamental remodelling of the Vetting & Barring Scheme (VBS) and will review the broader Criminal Records regime in parallel. “..This is to ensure that a common sense and proportionate response to the vetting needs of employers and voluntary organisations involved with vulnerable groups is provided, whilst maintaining a proper respect for civil liberties..”