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Cosgrove, Jan

There Isn't An Easy Way To Protect Our Children
Jan Cosgrove
Secretary of Fair Play for Children
Published on 25 Oct 2010
The Government recently put on hold the vetting and barring scheme, a system designed to protect children by preventing unsuitable adults from working with children. The potential watering down of this scheme that is currently being proposed by those that oppose it is a potentially serious issue that could increase the risk to thousands of innocent children.   Those opposed to the vetting and barring scheme typically use arguments such as:   The vast majority of sexually abused children will personally know their abuser. Home Office figures show that 80 percent of abuse happens...     Read More
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