may, 2020

05mayAll DayScotland's Disclosure System: Protecting, Simplifying, and Strengthening

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Event Details

The proposed reforms in the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill, combined with a radical new approach by Disclosure Scotland, signals the most important development in criminal record disclosure for a generation. This event examines the direction of disclosure policy and asks what the implementation of the proposed package of legislation will mean for individuals, vulnerable groups, and organisations. 
The current disclosure system and PVG scheme comprise a complicated approach to disclosure – one that has been gradually amended over many years. Proposed reforms in the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill are designed to achieve a more proportionate and individualised process. One that balances safeguarding the public with the rights of individuals to move on from previous offending behaviour. The Bill is part of a wider package of reforms and builds on recent legislation around the management of offenders and the age of criminal responsibility.
But there are concerns around the challenges these proposals pose to the volunteering population, whether they adequately allow people to move on from previous offences, and if they remove the barriers that the system can currently create for Care Experienced people with a criminal record.
Join Holyrood as they examine what recent and forthcoming developments around disclosure will mean for individuals and vulnerable groups – and explore how it will impact your work and organisation.For further information and booking click here.

Time

All Day (Tuesday)

Location

Central Edinburgh - Venue TBC

Edinburgh

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