Independent Safeguarding Authority could bar ‘lonely’ people from working with children – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2009 in children, criminal records, news by sally

“The Government’s new anti-paedophile database will take into account lifestyles, relationships and beliefs when assessing the backgrounds of more than 11million people, rather than just whether they have a criminal record. The Independent Safeguarding Authority can consider unproven allegations made in newspaper reports or tip-offs from members of the public, as well as trawling internet chatrooms and websites such as Facebook for evidence to use against applicants.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2009