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Conservative conference: Vetting and barring scheme is 'counter-productive'
By Ravi Chandiramani
Children & Young People Now
7 October 2009
Shadow children's minister Tim Loughton has warned that the new safeguarding scheme for people working with children "will drive a further wedge" between young people and adults.
At a Children's Society fringe event at the Conservative conference, Loughton said the creation of the vetting and barring scheme amounted to a "cotton-wool, risk-averse mentality that is counter-productive".