Section 96 Registered persons
545.Section 96 enables the CRB, when checking the suitability of individuals to be registered to countersign and receive Standard and Enhanced Disclosures in respect of applicants, to be checked against the new barred lists established under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. Such individuals are known as “Registered Persons” under the Police Act 1997. Although the 2006 Act enables suitability information to be disclosed to employers, it does not amend the definition of suitability information the CRB itself should have regard to when assessing whether an individual should be registered. This was an oversight as the current provision enables checks to be undertaken against the old barring lists for this purpose.