Lawyer: vetting review should go further
In the wake of the Government’s announcement in mid-June that the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) registration process is to be put on hold while the scope of the scheme is reviewed, Dai Durbridge, a safeguarding expert at law firm Browne Jacobson, says that while the review is a major step, it must be questioned whether it goes far enough.
“There is little doubt that the registration requirements impacted upon too many people, but the management of the information held by the ISA and its role in barring individuals also requires review,” said Mr Durbridge.
“A failure to automatically tell employers when their staff are barred and an extremely low threshold for when employers are under a legal obligation to refer conduct to the ISA are of serious concern to employers.
“If a review of the process is to be undertaken at all, then a full and thorough review of all aspects of t