Decision details

Criminal Records Bureau Checks for Councillors

Decision Maker: Democratic Services Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(a)       That the Council believes it is important that all willing councillors are CRB checked and specifically those councillors falling into the following categories:


            A member of the Cabinet

            A member of either the Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee, the Lifelong Learning Overview & Scrutiny or the Social & Health Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee (and any substitute)

            A member of the Fostering Panel

            A member of the Adoption Panel

            A member of the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board

            A school governor

Carries out a corporate parenting role under the Council’s corporate parenting policy

            Undertakes rota visits of children’s homes or care homes


(b)       That checks be carried out on eligible members following county council elections, and on the relevant members following by-elections and any change in the composition of the Cabinet, Committees, Panels etc.


(c)        That councillors who have not been CRB checked are not eligible to hold any of the above positions or take part in any of the designated activities, noting that a councillor will not be subject to any restrictions on his or her representative role on behalf of vulnerable groups.


Report author: Gareth Owens

Publication date: 13/02/2013

Date of decision: 24/10/2012

Decided at meeting: 24/10/2012 - Democratic Services Committee

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