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Further hitch for ContactPoint database
By Catherine Gaunt, Nursery World, 2 April 2009
Work on updating the Government's online database ContactPoint, which will hold details of all children in England under 18, has been halted, after some local authorities which are trialling it found flaws in the system for shielding details of vulnerable children.
Dr Eileen Munro, an expert on child protection from the London School of Economics, said ContactPoint was not 'a solution' to child protection failings. She said, 'I've looked at many child abuse inquiries and it's not about knowing someone's phone number, it's because people don't understand the information they receive is significant and a possible indicator of abuse.'