I've just come down from a meeting on the top floor of City Hall where child protection issues were discussed by people involved in youth work. A representative from the Home Office gave a presentation on the Independent Safeguarding Authority.
It was a very professional presentation by someone clearly on top of their brief but it was also clear from the questioning that the sector most effected by the proposals hadn't been properly informed.
If the professionals in this field are confused by these plans how on earth will everyone else be expected to understand them? It would be so much better if the current CRB system was improved, streamlined and simplified before adding an extra layer of bureaucracy to the process.
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