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Duplicate crime checks for volunteers abolished

People who volunteer in schools and clubs in England and Wales will no longer need duplicate checks on their background, ministers have confirmed.

They will be able to have a new "portable" background check, which they can update for free.

At the moment, a person who has been screened to volunteer in a school needs to have a separate check before helping out a different group.

  • 21 Dec 2012