June 21st saw a very successful and well attended NAPBS Europe annual meeting which took place at the Friends House in London. Carl Butler, Director of Screening for Agenda Screening Services attended the eventas a Board member of NAPBS-Europe.
The highlight was a presentation from Barbara Howard from the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS). She reassured the audience that the DBS were working hard to reduce turnaround times on all services, as well as planning to move Standard and Enhanced onto the webservice.
Barbara Howard from the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS)
In addition, Barbara reassured us that the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR regulations will not prevent employers from obtaining criminal information as part of the recruitment process and the DBS are planning to issue a formal communication on this shortly.
Other speakers included representatives from HEDD, Trust ID and Kemp Little.