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Criminal checks on people working with children scaled back – Home Office

“More than nine million people working or volunteering with children and vulnerable adults will no longer need to register and be monitored by the state.”

Full press release

Home Office, 11th February 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Freedom Bill signals common sense approach to public protection – Home Office

“Millions of people will be protected from unwarranted state intrusion in their private lives, the Home Secretary has outlined in today’s Protection of Freedoms Bill.”

Full press release

Home Office, 11th February 2011

www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Thousands could sue Government over unlawful ‘child protection’ sackings – Daily Telegraph

“Nurses who were banned from working under a controversial vetting scheme are to launch a major test case against the Government in the European Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Scrutiny of vetting and barring scheme gets underway – Home Office

“The system of checks that people working with children and vulnerable adults are required to undergo will be considered afresh in a radical examination of the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS). The Government today outlined the terms of a thorough review of the VBS which will re-examine whether the scheme is the most appropriate mechanism to protect children and vulnerable people and, if so, how many roles should be covered by it.”

Full press release

Home Office, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Anti-paedophile vetting scheme to be ripped up – Daily Telegraph

“An anti-paedophile vetting scheme that would have forced nine million people to undergo checks is to be ripped up under a review to be announced today, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Vetting scheme ‘would not protect children as paedophiles operate online’ – Daily Telegraph

“Children would not be protected by Labour’s controversial anti-paedophile database, according to experts, because sexual predators are more likely to find victims online rather than in their workplaces.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Vetting and Barring Scheme registration halted – Home Office

“Registration with the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) will be halted to allow the government to remodel the scheme back to proportionate, common sense levels, it was announced today.”

Full press release

Home Office, 15th June 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk


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