// 2 March 2006

OK so Ruth Kelly has announced another tranche of measures to prevent those with records of sexual violence from working with young people and vulnerable adults. Whilst there is a long overdue need to tighten the legislation, impose fines on organisations who don’t take it seriously and protect young people and vulnerable adults as a matter of course rather than exception, I find the whole thing a bit odd. After all isn’t this from the woman who gave her permission for particular sex offenders to work in schools? How will the £5,000 fine work in that case? Employers are fine unless the tabloid press finds out?

I don’t tend to blog negatively about politics and new measures but the phrase too little, too late does rather spring to mind!

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