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Vetting: Employment

Question for Home Office

UIN 97565, tabled on 30 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether employers are legally required to follow Disclosure and Barring Service guidance on identification.

Answered on

7 October 2020

An employer, or Registered Body, is responsible for verifying the applicant’s identity in accordance with the Disclosure and Barring Service’s identity checking guidelines. They are legally required to follow Disclosure and Barring Service guidance on identification. This is one of the conditions attached to registration within The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Registration) Regulations 2006.

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Home Office