It appears so, but I have not seen my DBS, while my employers have (and it should be the other way round).
The only thing I got from the Police was a letter saying that they were considering including Mr Gale's criminal record in my DBS, and that I should put my representation to them. Yet, even before I did that (the letter was dated 25/3 and I responded within 2/3 days, but on the 26th they had already told my employer).
So, as I am working for an agency and have no 'statutory rights' they suspended me on no pay.
I can see my agency's point, they were simply told there were child protection issues concerning me (not Stephen Gale), what can they do. But the Police should first give me a chance to put my point across, then inform me of their decision, then I should have a right to withdraw my application.
Apart from the fact that between us Mr Gale does not pose a threat to children, and that I am NOT ALLOWED to contact children privately, there remains the fact that they did not consider the effect of their untimely disclosure, nor allowed me my legal right of representation. They basically gave me a CRB instead of a DBS.