The Case Against Vetting

Date: 2 December 2009, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: University of Leeds Student Union

Speaker: Josie Appleton

Leeds University Liberty Society, in conjunction with Leeds Salon, have invited Josie Appleton of the Manifesto Club to discuss the issue of adult vetting.

Over the last few years, concerns about child protection have led to the ever more stringent regulation of interactions between adults and children. The recent case of the Ofsted inspection into the home of two policewomen that were told they could not babtsit for each other unless they were vetted and officially registered as childminders, gave rise to cries of 'health and safety gone mad'. But is it right to vet teachers, youth and sport club volunteers and other adutls who work with children? Or, is the craze for vetting undermining the capacity of adults to look out for children?


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