Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Period and Appropriate Officer) (Wales) (Revocation) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1724) The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) provides the legislative framework for a new vetting and barring scheme for people who work with children and vulnerable adults. Section 13 of the 2006 Act requires that a check […]
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Q5.  Caroline Flint (Don Valley) (Lab): “The Coalition: our programme for government” states: “We will extend anonymity in rape cases to defendants.” May I ask the Prime Minister why he believes that defendants in rape cases are more deserving of anonymity than those accused of murder, domestic violence or sexual abuse of children? The […]
The Government has announced it is commissioning an independent review of child protection and social work in England.
Education Minister Michael Gove has asked Professor Eileen Munro from the London School of Economics to look at how to remove the barriers and bureaucracy which prevent social workers spending valuable time with vulnerable children. Children’s Minister Tim Loughton also announced that the overview report and the executive summary of all new serious case reviews […]
Merger of Her Majesty’s Courts Service and the Tribunals Service The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Ministry of Justice plans to bring together Her Majesty’s Courts Service and the Tribunals Service into a new, single organisation. Her Majesty’s Courts Service and the Tribunals Service between them provide the administration for the courts in […]
The following appears on the They Work For You website here Retention and Disclosure of Records (Independent Review) Home Department Written answers and statements, 18 March 2010 Alan Johnson (Home Secretary; Kingston upon Hull West & Hessle, Labour) I am today publishing the report of the Independent Adviser for Criminality Information Management, Mrs. Sunita Mason, into […]
The ISA have issued a Media Release informing employers that time is running out for them to prepare for new Vetting & Barring Scheme Employers running out of time to prepare for new Vetting & Barring Scheme For the first time if you knowingly or unknowingly employ someone without the proper ISA/CRB checks you will be […]
The question of false allegations was again raised in Parliament this time by Lord Hylton Teachers: Offences Question Asked by Lord Hylton To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many teachers have been falsely accused of offences in the most recent years for which figures are available. [HL651] The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, […]
The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Ed Balls) has issued a press release confirming the Government’s response to Sir Roger Singleton’s report on the Vetting and Barring Scheme, “Drawing the Line”. It says ….. I am today publishing Sir Roger Singleton’s report on the Vetting and Barring Scheme, “Drawing the Line”, together […]
The Local Government Association have issued a press release criticising Ofsted for feeding peole’s fears about child protection Ofsted should be the calm, measured voice that helps to make child protection services work better rather than feeding people’s fears, council leaders said today. The Local Government Association warns that the inspectorate needs to stop working […]
Government publish their response to CSF Select Committee report on allegations against school staff
On 16 July 2009 the Children Schools and Families Parliamentary Select Committee published their Fifth Report of this Session, Allegations Against School Staff. The Government’s response was received on 22 September and is published today as Appendix 1 to this Report.[See below] CHILDREN, SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON ALLEGATIONS AGAINST SCHOOL STAFF: THE […]