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Why has Scouting imposed this new approach?

This is not a new approach. We were requiring Commissioners to suspend people that did not have a valid disclosure before Compass was launched. We are now simply reintroducing that approach, but with the additional functionality that Compass (and in England & Wales – Atlantic Data) allows.

It must be remembered that obtaining a valid disclosure from the relevant agency (DBS, ANI, PVG), together with completing the relevant Headquarters checks, play an essential part in safeguarding the young people in our Movement. Consequently, ensuring that all relevant adults have a current, valid disclosure is a key priority.

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