Plans to vet millions of people working with children and vulnerable adults are to be scaled back to “common sense” levels, the Government announced today
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said existing proposals risked alienating volunteers working with the young and elderly and would be put on hold while a review is carried out.
The Home Office said it had halted plans under which all new applicants for jobs working with children and the vulnerable along with those changing posts would have to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority from July 26.
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