This act will be coming into force in the autumn. It will introduce a centralised vetting system for people working with children and vulnerable adults. Employers will be able to check online whether an individual is on the list. Employers will also be informed, where possible, if an individual becomes barred. There will be fines of up to £5,000 for employers who knowingly employ individuals on the list or fail to make the relevant checks.
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