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22nd Pre-Employment Vetting & Screening Conference

Date Thursday 14 September 2017
Venue London - Danubius Hotel Regents Park, London NW8 7JT
 

0830 Coffee and Registration

0855 CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

0900  OPENING ADDRESS: SETTING OUT THE BUSINESS RISK - THE INSIDER THREAT AND THE BENEFITS OF VETTING
Lee D’Arcy
Director of Engagement
CIFAS

0940 LEGAL SESSION: VETTING AND SCREENING TO MITIGATE THE LEGAL RISKS TO YOUR ORGANISATION
• Post-Brexit challenges to vetting and screening – what changes will affect your policies and processes?
• Immigration Act 2016: risks and implications for employers
• Non-UK vetting and screening changes: new Home Office requirements
• Sponsor duties
• TUPE and acquisition: RTW permissions
Andrea Als
Director & Solicitor
PWC Legal

1020 POLICY CHECKLIST: CLARIFYING THE LEGAL GREY AREAS IN YOUR EMPLOYEE VETTING POLICY
• Referencing: the new landscape and how it will impact your processes
• Vetting using social media – working within the law
• Hiring practices; avoiding legal pitfalls in your recruitment selection process—employment & other legislation relating to recruitment e.g diversity
• The employment law practices Code of Practice as it relates to vetting (& other pertinent data protection matters)
• Immigration legislation so far as it relates to right to work and around documents required to prove same and obtaining the Statutory Excuse
• Advice on what can and cannot be asked at the recruitment stage
Lee Gabbie
Partner
Bracher Rawlins LLP

1100 Coffee Break

1120  CASE STUDY: THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR VETTING AND SCREENING- FRIEND OR FOE

1200  GDPR: IMPLICATIONS TO THE UK VETTING AND SCREENING PROCESS
• Data protection and enforced subject access: what you need to know
• Employment documents and retention and storage issues: new legal guidelines
• Future of the data protection act in the UK post-Brexit
• Likely ICO recommendations
• Data transfer and implications of General Data Protection Regulation
• Implications to your company’s compliance policy and projects
Katherine Gibson
Legal Director
DLA Piper

1240 LUNCH AND NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES

1340  CASE STUDY: THE CHALLENGES AND JOYS OF OUTSOURCING THE VETTING FUNCTION
• Choosing a partner: critical questions to ask
• Legal grey areas  
• Where are the pitfalls? 

1420 CASE STUDY: VETTING AND SCREENING FOR SENSITIVE INDUSTRIES
• Customising the vetting process to for our needs
• Managing very short turnaround times
• Identifying appropriate vetting levels
• Choosing partners: managing the tender process
Terry Smith
Counter Fraud & Corruption Manager
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

1500 Afternoon Tea

1520 CASE STUDY
Claire Whiteford (invited)
Senior Manager, Resourcing Strategy & Governance
Nationwide Building Society

1600 DOCUMENT VERIFICATION: AN ESSENTIAL CHECKLIST
- The difference between ‘verification’ and ‘vetting’
- Recognising fraudulent documents: passport and ID checks
- Scenarios: What to do if you suspect document fraud?
- Checking identity documents
Paul Leadbeater
Director
Passport Proven

1640 FINAL Q&A AND OUTSTANDING ISSUES

1700 - 1800 SPONSORED NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION