A new vetting framework for Scotland

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The Scottish Parliament - Education & Skills Committee logo

MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee have been hearing evidence about the changes and have given their qualified support for the Bill. Although the committee’s stage one report stresses their support for the principles of the Bill, members have expressed concern over how some of these measures will work in practice.

Increasingly, and across a wider range of industries, organisations are doing more background screening checks with a view of keeping their businesses safe. Is yours?

Director of Reed Screening, Keith Rosser has recently been appointed in to the role of Non-Executive Board Member of Disclosure Scotland, an exciting role to help protect people in Scotland. Reed Screening have contributed to the Disclosure Scotland Bill designed to make considerable changes to the criminal record checking regime in Scotland. Keith is also Chair of Release Scotland, an organisation representing business voice in the ethical recruitment of people with convictions debate.

Reed Screening are a UK based, 24/7 service who have already reduced time to hire and worked with Home Office to change UK Right to Work legislation for employers. Being part of the UK's largest family owned recruitment business, Reed Screening is best able to ensure consistent vetting for all staff types across the supply chain in a way that keeps businesses safe and actually saves money.