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European Interoperability Crossborder Checking

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Recent high-profile cases have highlighted inadequacies in the current provision for effectively checking the criminal records of citizens from the EU member states who are seeking employment in the UK. Current controls, based around certificates of good behaviour, are insufficient.

We are working towards the establishment of an information-sharing network between employers, criminal justice bodies and the consular network. We are developing easy-to-use information for practitioners to help them understand the differences in legislation relating to criminal records in different parts of the EU, resources for the consular network, and help for employers in obtaining the best possible disclosure from potential employees.

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