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Has the employer investigated the allegations yet?
If you were not officially proven guilty then it is not a given that you will be barred from working in the industry. Also the DBS would usually conduct their own investigation before taking a decision on whether to bar you or not. They will unlikely go just by what he employer has told them as that will not always be the full story and not all factors would necessarily be considered. SO do not assume the worst yet. I suggest contacting the DBS to check what their intentions are in respect of this, what they are thinking of ding next, if they will be conducting their own investigation before coming to a more formal decision and so on. In the meantime proceed with the new job as if nothing had happened because eve though the employer has forwarded details about this to the DBS, you have not been banned or limited in any way from working in the industry.
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The lack of witnesses can be a positive factor, but it will also depend on the mental state of the resident. So someone who is deemed to have capacity and understand their actions could have their version of events believed more than someone whose mental health has deteriorated. So in the latter case it would really require some independent evidence to back the allegations up otherwise it can be difficult to take any sanctions against you simply based on the complainant's word
yes exactly so what has happened with the employer so far will not really have any effect on the DBS and their decision - they will conduct their own investigation. So even if the employer had made up their mind you do not have to think that the same outcome will come from the DBS
You can of course appeal their decision but until you know what that is and on what grounds it is based it is impossible to say how best to appeal it
Yes that's right there is nothing you can do at this stage apart from cooperate with any investigation they decide to undertake then once you now what the outcome is, take it from there. Also they may decide there is no case to answer in which case that puts an end to it. There is no need to tell your employer unless you had something in your contract requiring yo to do so
as there is no official outcome and you have not been barred or restricted in any way then you do not have to tell her, but heck the contract to see if you have to report any ongoing investigations
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