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at a snail’s pace

22 October 2010

The Home Secretary Teresa May has today issued a statement to the House of Commons confirming the terms of reference for a review of the vetting & barring scheme – four months after Teresa May first announced that the scheme was to be halted pending a review.

It now appears that a review will be conducted in the new year alongside a review of the criminal records regime but as yet no firm details have been released. The outcome of any review is widely expected to take on board Lord Young’s recent recommendation to curb the excessive bureaucracy affecting schools.

Whilst the pace of the review will exasperate many the news that the scheme will most likely be scaled back to common sense proportions will be music to the ears of anyone working with children and vulnerable adults.

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