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Update 10/08/2015 >>> This blog was written prior to legal changes introduced in September 2012 and prior to new statutory guidelines in August 2015. A summary of the relevant 2012 changes can be read here and a BLOG on the 2015 guidelines here.
The post remains here, unchanged, merely for historical curiosity and in case of interest in how the system developed.
I have been asked about Criminal Records Bureau checks and police detentions under section 136 of the Mental Health Act several times on twitter so I have decided a blog is the only way to reasonably explain my answers because the 140 character limit demands welcome brevity on a lot of occasions but also prevents a complex argument being able to be made clearly.
BACKGROUND ON CRB CHECKS
Firstly, I am no expert on CRB checks so I’d…
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