UK: The Case Against Vetting: How the child protection industry is poisoning adult-child relations

Manifesto Club report (pdf)

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill will mean that one third of the adult working population will be subject to ongoing criminal checks. Those now routinely vetted include: 16-year-olds who teach younger kids to read; hospital secretaries who rarely meet children; foster carers’ friends; school governors; parent volunteers in schools; cricket umpires; private music tutors; university lecturers who teach 17-year-olds; students who help out on university open days; plumbers who check the school radiators; grandmothers who volunteer in schools; child psychologists who review adoption applications; teenagers whose parents are childminding a younger child. Running an after-school club is now subject to more stringent tests than selling explosives, or practising law. See also: Manifesto Club: Vetting Campaign (link)


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