Category Archives: Independent Safeguarding Authority

>An over anxious mum thanks Lynne Featherstone

>Last year, this over anxious mum wrote of her horror at the new idea of the then Government to introduce a vetting and barring scheme. This would have mean that anyone who helped out by, say, driving a minibus for … Continue reading

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>Keeping children safe – sign Downing Street Petition against new vetting and barring system

>As you’ll be aware, many of us in the Liberal Democrat blogosphere and beyond have been very concerned about the Government’s plans to vet every volunteer who comes into contact with children. I, as the most over-anxious mum on the … Continue reading

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>Bedford 1 – Toynbee 0

>Next on my list of things to do after the Lib Dem Blog of the Year posting was to take issue with this ill-informed column from Polly Toynbee, who sees a contradiction between highlighting the State’s failings over the death … Continue reading

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>Keeping Children Safe – an update and round up of reaction

>I wrote this piece the other day about the new requirements to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority for anyone who volunteers with children’s groups. While this requirement to register for volunteers doesn’t yet apply in Scotland, it soon will. … Continue reading

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>Keeping my child safe – an over-anxious mum writes

> I remember the first time the responsibilities of parenthood knocked me for six. It was when the midwife came to my house for a late pregnancy check and to get me to do my birth plan. The poor woman … Continue reading

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