from Big Brother Watch by Dylan Sharpe
Brilliant FOI work by The Sun today reveals that in the past six years, 15,000 people have been mis-labelled as criminals on their CRB check. As they explain: The blunders by the Criminal Records Bureau, a Home Office agency, amount to around seven smears every day.
The victims discovered they had been branded sex offenders, violent thugs or fraudsters when they had a CRB check before a new job. Many went through lengthy appeals to clear their names.
Our Freedom Of Information probe found the CRB coughed up an incredible £290,000 last year alone in “apology payments” to the worst-affected victims….
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