The Children's Society welcomes new vetting and barring scheme

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11 February 2011

Comment from Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive, The Children's Society. 

“The Children's Society welcomes the government’s new approach to vetting and barring. We look forward to working with the government to ensure that the application of the scheme puts child welfare and safeguarding at the forefront.

“This new scheme places a greater responsibility on employers and voluntary organisations to keep children safe, as they will have responsibility for making sure checks are carried out.  Organisations need wider robust child protection policies and procedures to be properly applied.”

ENDS

For more information, please contact Rafi Cooper in The Children's Society media office: 020 7841 4422. rafi.cooper@childsoc.org.uk