In the Media

ID check failures are putting children in danger

PUBLISHED September 2, 2005

Thousands of children and the elderly are being put at risk because of failings in identity checks on teachers, care workers and professionals working with vulnerable people.

The failure could allow known sex offenders to obtain jobs working with children by using an assumed identity.
A spot check by the Criminal Records Bureau on organisations processing applications has found that more than a third were failing accurately to confirm applicants' identities.