Translation glossary: law enforcement

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Additional informationInformation provided by a chief officer of a local police force which, in the chief officer\'s opinion might be relevant for the position of employmen 
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Basic DisclosureThese are available for all types of employment and voluntary positions not covered by the higher-level Disclosures. This level of Disclosure contains 
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CautionA caution is a formal warning about future conduct given by a senior police officer, usually in a police station, after a person has admitted an offen 
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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)The CIPD is the professional body for those involved in the management and development of people 
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ChildrenThe CJCSA defines a child as someone who is under 18 (under 16 if the child is employed). 
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CountersignatoryA person within a Registered Body whose role includes: / countersigning applications and receiving the Disclosures; and the control of the use of, acc 
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Countersignatory reference numberThe specific reference number allocated to each individual Countersignatory by the CRB. 
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Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (CJCSA)The child protection provisions in part II of the CJCSA 2000 are part of an integrated system for the protection of children. 
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Criminal recordA record of convictions held on the Police National Computer for individuals convicted of crimes. 
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Department for Education and Skills (DfES)Government Department responsible for creating opportunity, realising potential and achieving excellence for all. Formerly the Department for Educatio 
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Department of Health (DH)UK Government department responsible for protecting and improving the nation\'s health and ensuring that our health and social services are high quali 
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Disclosure application reference numberThe specific reference number allocated to each Disclosure application by the CRB. 
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Disclosure feeThe price charged for each individual Disclosure. Enhanced, Standard and Basic Disclosures cost £12. (The fee for higher-level Disclosures is not paya 
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Enhanced DisclosureThese are for posts which involve a far greater degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults. / In general the type of work will involve regul 
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Ex-offenderA person who has been convicted of a criminal offence and who has since lived on the right side of the law. 
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Excepted professionsPositions of trust set out in the Exceptions Order to the ROA where an employer is entitled to ask a candidate to reveal details of all convictions, w 
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Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974The Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 sets out those occupations and positions exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilita 
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Exempted questionThe ability to ask an exempted question is made possible by virtue of the Exceptions Order to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. A valid request for 
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Higher-level DisclosureStandard and Enhanced Disclosures 
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Lead CountersignatoryA senior figure within a Registered Body who has management responsibility for the use of the Disclosure service. 
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List 99The list has been in operation for a number of years in one form or another. List 99 lists teachers unsuitable to work with children when banned for m 
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Local police recordsPolice records not held on the Police National Computer, often containing non-conviction information. 
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NacroNational Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of Offenders. An independent voluntary organisation working to prevent crime. 
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Notifiable OccupationsAnnex A, Schedule 2 of Home Office Circular 45/86 details certain occupations where the police are asked to notify an individuals employer of any crim 
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POCA ListThe list has been in operation for a number of years in one form or another. The Protection of Children Act 1999 advises that certain professions must 
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Police National Computer (PNC)The police\'s central archiving system for criminal records. 
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PortabilityThe validity and usefulness of using the same Disclosure for subsequent job applications. 
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Positions of trustRoles that involve working with children and other vulnerable groups that the CRB is dedicated to protecting. 
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Protection of Children Act 1999 (POCA)An Act that requires a list to be kept of persons considered unsuitable to work with children; to extend the power to make regulations under section 2 
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Registered BodiesOrganisations registered to use the higher-level Disclosure service provided by the CRB. 
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RegularlyThis term carries its ordinary meaning as used in common parlance. Regularly could be used to describe the duties that a person carries out everyday b 
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Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 enables some criminal convictions to become \'spent\', or ignored, after a \'rehabilitation period\'. A rehab 
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Rehabilitation periodA rehabilitation period is a set length of time from the date of conviction. After this period, with certain exceptions, an ex-offender is not normall 
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Reprimand / WarningA reprimand has replaced the caution for young people aged under 18. A young person given a second formal warning about future conduct is given a fina 
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Retrospective checksCriminal record checks can be requested for existing staff. However, where employers wish to ask existing staff to undergo checks, they should pay due 
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Spent ConvictionThe Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 sets out to make life easier for many people who have been convicted of a criminal offence and who have 
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Standard DisclosureThese are primarily for posts that involve working with children or vulnerable adults. Standard Disclosures may also be issued for people entering cer 
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Subject Access and Enforced Subject AccessUnder current legislation, individuals can exercise rights to apply for access to information held on them including criminal record information under 
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The Police Act 1997An Act to make provision for the National Criminal Intelligence Service and the National Crime Squad; to make provision about entry on and interferenc 
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Umbrella BodiesAn Umbrella Body is a Registered Body that acts on behalf of other organisations. It is the responsibility of the Umbrella Body to ensure those who re 
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Unspent ConvictionA conviction is described as unspent if the rehabilitation period associated with it has not yet lapsed. A rehabilitation period is a set length of ti 
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Voluntary groupsOrganisations that are primarily involved in voluntary work. 
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VolunteerA volunteer is a person who performs any activity which involves spending time, unpaid (except for travelling and other approved out-of-pocket expense 
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Vulnerable adultsVulnerable Adults / A person who regularly cares for, trains, supervises or is in sole charge of vulnerable adults of the following description is ent 
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Working with childrena) a child care position within the meaning of the Protection of Children Act. The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 replaces the original 
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