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Companies can now ask the registry for the history of sexual crimes of their employees who work with children

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 04:26:19

Companies can now request their employees’ sex offense records directly from the Central Sex Offender Registry. This measure comes after the approval of the decree by the Council of Ministers that seeks to ensure greater protection of children against violence. For this reason, in this reform the registry will include data on those convicted of human trafficking and with it its name changes to the Central Registry of Sexual Offenders and Human Trafficking.

This change, in which since 2016 it was only the employee who could request them, will allow you to eliminate loopholes from previous legislation. For example, the reform now allows companies and NGOs to periodically request negative certificates once the employee has consented. If there is no consent, it will be the employee who must request it.

This attempts to carry out an automated verification since sometimes the employee accessed the job without a criminal record, but then began to have it and went unnoticed. As Minister Félix Bolaños explained: “Cases have been detected of people who, already working with minors, committed sexual crimes, so the reform will also allow companies, institutions, NGOs or professional associations, with the authorization of the workers, to that certificate in real time”.

It could also happen previously that the applicant did not have any record registered in Spain, but did have it in his or her country of origin. For this reason, starting this Thursday the law is further specified and rules are added indicating that the certificate can only be issued when complete information is available both in Spain and in the place of origin.

Likewise, obtaining data from different EU countries will be speeded up by interconnecting the criminal record registry with the required European country. According to Bolaños, in this way it is expected to change the duration of the process from “months to minutes.”

Sexual crimes certificate for camp counselors

The modification in the law also makes it easier to obtain these certificates for young people between 16 and 18 years old who work as camp monitors or lifeguards, who will now be able to request it directly without parental consent.

According to Bolaños, this reform “reflects the Government’s commitment to the protection of minors, citizen security, the reduction of bureaucratic procedures and judicial cooperation within Europe.”

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Puck Henry
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